Jason Oddy is a writer and artist whose work focuses on the politics of place. His photographic investigations of the Pentagon, ex-Soviet sanatoria, and Guantanamo Bay have been published and exhibited internationally, including at the Photographers' Gallery (London), Paris Photo, the Milan Triennale, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam, and the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations in Marseilles. Oddy’s first book, Notes du désert (Grasset, 2017) explores America's post-9/11 anti-terror training grounds.
Samia Henni is an assistant professor of the history of architecture and urban development at Cornell University. She is the author of the award-winning book Architecture of Counterrevolution: The French Army in Northern Algeria (gta Verlag, 2017), the editor of gta papers 2: War Zones (gta Verlag, 2018), and the curator of “Discreet Violence: Architecture and the French War in Algeria,” which has been shown on three continents. She has taught at Princeton University, ETH Zurich, and Geneva University of Art and Design. She received her PhD in the history and theory of architecture from ETH Zurich (with distinction).