Based on examples of the West Bank and central Colombia, this paper investigates how in conflict settings, symbolic violence affects populations and on their perception of place, lifestyle and culture. It also looks at the potential of space and place-making to enhance conflict transformation and resilience by strengthening the sense of place and symbolic reparation. In extreme environments, symbolic violence has become a means of actively imposing social or symbolic domination which can be challenged by community-based peace-building and place-making initiatives.
Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment\School of Architecture
Year of publication: 2016Date of RADAR deposit: 2016-06-28