This Volume issue is a follow up of Volume 26: Architecture of Peace that was released four years ago, to further explore the agency of architecture in post-conflict environments. It was clear it had only scratched the surface of a tense and complex issue. So now the focus is tightened and zoomed in on the period directly after peacekeeping forces have arrived. The goal: to see what a ‘reconstruction mission’ actually is, how peacekeeping can anticipate its legacy, and how different cultures come with quite different solutions to build or maintain peace. Re-building after war, it would seem, is another battle altogether.
*This issue includes the catalogue for The Good Cause exhibition at Architektur Museum der TU Munchen, Pinakothek der Moderne.