The fact that most contemporary military operations are staged in cities suggests an urgent need to reflect on an emergent relationship between armed conflicts and the built environment. Contemporary urban warfare plays itself out within a constructed, real or imaginary architecture, and through the destruction, construction, reorganization, and subversion of space.
This article previously contained a photograph of the Balata refugee camp, which was taken by Nir Kafri. The photograph was erroneously changed from the original. The author apologizes to Nir Kafri. The photograph has been removed.