The theatre of conflict can be conceptualised at many scales. To governments it is global, economic and cyber; to military academies it is taught as something geographic, mechanised and strategic; but to the communities that live it, conflict is urban, bureaucratic, utilitarian, territorial and often hidden. It is expressed as exclusions rather than explosions and is weaponised through walls, water and building permits.
In recognition of the importance of coexistence in cities as a foundation for reconciliation, the status of planning for peace has risen through the political agenda from a mere symptom of conflict, to a vital tool for the containment of crises.
Philip Graham, Cullinan Studio