The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility proudly announces the 2014-15 Lecture Series themed “Rethinking Refugee Spaces: Architecture, Design, and Politics.”
This theme pays particular attention to space, and how it too can be an area for political contention, oppression and action. The multidisciplinary gaze of the Zolberg Institute invites us to think through the connections between architecture and politics, which raises many questions. Can one design better spaces and places of exile? What does it mean to do this? Does this take away from other kinds of politics? Various kinds of spaces are reimagined during this Lecture Series, from more classical refugee camps to urban DIY camps, to detention centers.
March 16 – FORENSiS: Space and Violence at the Threshold of Detectibility by Eyal Weizman.
April 21 – Borderland and “Borderman.” Towards a New Cosmopolis by Michel Agier. Watch the video here.
September 30 – Migrants, Refugees and Deportees: Confronting the Humanitarian and Political Challenge by Rt. Hon. David Miliband. Watch the video here.
November 17 – Spatial Ordering of Exile: The Architecture of Palestinian Refugee Camps by Alessandro Petti and Sandi Hilal. Watch the video here.
Besides the Lecture Series, the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility also hosts and co-sponsors other events. Below is a list of these events during 2014-15 academic year. Please click in the event link if you would like to read more about it.
May 1 – The Dark Side of Modernity
April 21-22 – Dream City: Immigrant Experiences in Film
January 05-06 – Humanities Action Lab Launch
December 12 – City of Cities
August 15-17 – Queering Immigration Conference