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1000 Coordinates of Violence

1000 Coordinates of Violence

As the title suggests, this book compiles a list of the exact longitude and latitude of 1000 cities that have been sites of aggression between the years 1 and 2000 C.E. Culled from the artist’s local library resources and edited at her own discretion, the list disclaims comprehensiveness. Instead, as Maher explains in the introduction, this book attempts to collapse the temporal and geographic distance we maintain between historical violent events and our own lives, leading the reader into an “examination of our relationship to the profound and unremitting violence of history.” Included in the back is a list of activist, peace-seeking websites.

Lithography Book.

Brooklyn, 2001.