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The terrorist attacks at the start of the 21st-century catapulted the issue of space and conflict into the forefront of architectural debates. As a result, existing and newly emerging conflicts in relation to urban space became the focus of attention in architecture. Though military thinking had already had a longstanding tradition in architectural history, the sudden emergence of new spaces of conflict considerably altered architectural discourse. As extreme conditions (including climate change and economic crisis) are threatening to structurally reconfigure our living environments, the theorizing of spatial conflicts has started to incorporate a wide variety of reflections from other disciplines. Conflict areas often prove to be fertile grounds for innovation and for the emergence of new spatial forms. All of these concerns and discussions are gathered together through multiple voices published in the new Issue #19, of Footprint, the bi-annual journal focusing on contemporary architecture.