The Legacy of UNMIL
The book explores the effects of UN peacekeeping missions on fragile urban environments. In the project “The Legacy of UN Peace Operations” The Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory (FAST) and New York University’s Center on International Cooperation (CIC) propose ways how UN peacekeeping infrastructure, technology, and resources can be adopted by the local population for urban development after the completion of UN missions. Consisting of with field research in Liberia, mapping, and visualizations, the book seeks transitions and intersections of prevention, peacebuilding, and urban development.
The Disappearance of the [UN] fence. From blue to orange. The visual concept of the book revolves around the idea of transition, temporarity, and reappropriation. When UN mission is completed its infrastructure and resources become part of ‘local’ urban landscape. It merges with the land, no longer separated by the fence/barbed wire. Color-wise this transition represented from BLUE (tints of UN) to ORANGE becoming a part of the local landscape. Created collages represent the material and vision of each chapter.
Graphic Design in collaboration with Malkit Shoshan, FASTTypeface La Nord by Raoul Gottschling; Louize Display by Matthieu Cortat, 205TF