Andrew Herscher


On his book Violence Taking Place: The Architecture of the Kosovo Conflict

Cover Interview of August 01, 2010

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“On destruction as a kind of architecture-in-reverse.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Architecture is not so much destroyed in order to destroy what it stands for, but rather to make architecture stand for something in the first place.”

On the second:

“The representation of targets as architecture and not as human beings allowed NATO to leave the human targets of its bombing campaign—both members of Serbian armed forces and civilians alike—unrepresented.”