Urbicide Task Force is a research group based at Università Iuav di Venezia that devotes its effort to the definition of sustainable design strategies for the reconstruction of cities and territories involved in urbicides. Urbicide Task Force promotes researches, events and designs with the final goal of constructing a strong and fruitful debate on issues related to reconstruction.
Mosul, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, has been subjected to large scale destructions that fully display the complexity involved in the reconstruction of large contemporary metropolises. The historical core, the archeological area of Niniveh, the middle income neighbourhoods, the large scale industrial areas and the ecological system of the Tigri river represent a series of challenges to be faced with multiple strategies tailored on the specific needs of each area. The proposed projects have been produced within the Master Thesis Laboratory dedicated to the topic of reconstruction directed by Benno Albrecht at Iuav and represent the physical display of the conceptual approach presented in the texts.