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“The most conspicuous entity in Baghdad’s new spatial order following the 2003 invasion, the Green Zone can be identified as a camp, base, fortress, barracks, gated community, or capitol—with all the attendant implications of such designations. But the Green Zone is not just a mutant aberration, and it is more than a mere corollary of a conflict in a troubled faraway land.”

Publication: Amin Alsaden. “The Green Zone: Architectures of Precarious Politics.” Harvard Design Magazine, No. 42 (Spring/Summer 2016).


Keywords: Green Zone, US, American, invasion, occupation, war, conflict, politics, democracy, state, government, space, urbanism, scurity, stability, space, division, segregation, walls, barriers, compound, resistance, mobilization, social, movement, Baghdad, Iraq, South West Asia, Arab world

Image: Amin Alsaden