War and Preservation
2016 Fitch Colloquium

Booklet and Key Visual
Art Direction by MTWTF
For Columbia University GSAPP

What is the range of acceptable preservation actions and non-actions in the face of today's wars, when spectacles are made of the dynamiting of monuments, and the killing of preservationists? 

The key visual for the 2016 Fitch Colloquium displays bullet holes in the wall of a landmarked historic building. By introducing screen noise, a visual abstraction is made to generalize the image from representing one particular incident to reflect upon the discussion of war and preservation in a broader context.