Andrew Herscher participated in “Value + Ruin,” a public dialogue about the loss and recovery of value in cities. Herscher is the author of the Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit. His work explores the architectural and urban manifestations of political violence, cultural memory, collective identity, and human rights. His work is mainly in Central and Eastern Europe. He has been particularly involved in the Balkans, where he has worked for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia as an investigator and expert witness on the war-time destruction of cultural heritage. At the University of Michigan, Andrew Herscher is jointly appointed to the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Department of Art History.