The city of Chicago was built upon the settler colonial dispossession of Indigenous peoples and lands. That history of conflict, violence, and struggle continues into the present.
Andrew Herscher endeavours to bring research on architecture and cities to bear on struggles for rights, justice, and democracy across a range of global sites. He is co-founding member of a series of militant research collaboratives, including the We the People of Detroit Community Research Collective, Detroit Resists, and the Settler Colonial City Project. His most recent books are Displacements: Architecture and Refugee and The Global Shelter Imaginary: IKEA Humanitarianism and Rightless Relief (co-authored with Daniel Bertrand Monk). He works at the University of Michigan.