Camp X-Ray: The War on Terror, Memorialization, and Architecture

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Creator: 

Gul Rind, Fiza

Date: 

2016

Abstract: 

The Camp X-Ray site located in Guantánamo Bay United States Naval Base, Cuba, has played an essential role as a temporary detention facility to house detainees captured by the United States Army after the 9/11 (September 11, 2001) attacks on the United States soil. On January 11, 2002, the first group of 20 detainees, arrived at Camp X-Ray on a military transport plane. Later, Camp X-Ray was closed and detainees were moved to Guantánamo. Yet Camp X-Ray remains intact – untouched, because it is still a crime scene. It offers, therefore, a site with difficult histories on war, terror, incarceration, and international law. This project, “Camp X-Ray: The War on Terror, Memorialization, and Architecture”, aims to uncover these overlapping concerns by proposing ways to memorialize, in architecture, the dark reality of a prison system and treatment of detainees over the last fourteen years.

Subject: 

Architecture

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Architecture: 
M.Arch.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Architecture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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