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Author Carver, Jordan.

Title Spaces of disappearance : the architecture of extraordinary rendition / Jordan H. Carver
Published [New York City, New York] : Terreform, [2018]


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Description 247 pages : illustrations, plans ; 23 cm
Series Urban research ; 11
Urban research (Series) ; no. 11
Summary In 2006, then-President George W. Bush officially acknowledged the existence of the secret CIA Enhanced Interrogation program. Between the attacks of September 11 and Bush's announcement, the CIA had been shuttling suspected terrorists and "persons of interest" around the world in order to detain and interrogate them at black site facilities, the details and locations of which remain classified to this day. By interrogating the sovereign claims of American power and the architectural spaces of its secret prisons, Spaces of Disappearance traces the multiple spatial manifestations of the so-called War on Terror and attempts to reconstruct sites, subjects, and histories that have been rendered intentionally abstract and beyond representation. Jordan H. Carver compiles an original archive of architectural representations, redacted documents, and media reports to build a frightening, if knowingly incomplete, spatial history of post-9/11 extraordinary rendition. Framed with an introductory essay by architectural historian and theorist Felicity D. Scott, Spaces of Disappearance shows how architectures of confinement were designed to deny prisoners their human subjectivity and describes how the spectacle of government bureaucracy is used as a substitute for accountability
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-246)
Subject Architecture and war.
Space (Architecture) -- Social aspects.
Space (Architecture) -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 9781947198012