Andrew Herscher: Black and Blight
Stanford University/University of Michigan
10.10.2016 - 19.00, HS L
Trained as an architect and historian of architecture, Andrew Herscher studies the spatial politics of humanitarian and human rights issues, displacement and migration, collective identity and memory, and contemporary art and architecture. He works both in the academy and in hybrid public collaborations that have included the Detroit Unreal Estate Agency, an open-access platform for the study of urban crisis; the We the People of Detroit Community Research Collective; and Detroit Resists, a coalition of activists, artists, architects, and community members working on behalf of an inclusive, equitable, and democratic city. Among his publications are Violence Taking Place: The Architecture of the Kosovo Conflict, published by Stanford University Press in 2010; The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit, published by the University of Michigan Press in 2012; and Displacements: Architecture and Refugee, forthcoming from Sternberg Press.