Andrew Herscher is Associate Professor at the University of Michigan with appointments in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Department of the History of Art, and Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. His work explores modern and contemporary spatial culture, concentrating on spatial formations of political conflict and dissent, humanitarian and human rights issues, cultural memory and counter-memory, and collective identity. His work has an impact not only on architecture but also on the field of contemporary art. He is the author of Violence Taking Place: The Architecture of the Kosovo Conflict (Stanford University Press, 2010) and The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit (University of Michigan Press, 2012) and the forthcoming Regarding the Genocide of Others: Geospatial Witnessing and Crimes Against Telehumanity. He is also currently working on the housing question as it has historically developed in and across humanitarianism and architecture.