On the Design of Refugee Camps and Emergency Shelters
The final event in the discourse series Security Revisited is dedicated to the notions of security and care in the context of migration policy, “humanitarian” interventions, and the provision of emergency shelters. The questions to be addressed include: How is the discourse on security constructed in relation to forced migration? Whose security and what form of protection are actually at stake? How are refugee camps designed, maintained, and managed? And, finally, what forms of spatial practice offer alternative approaches to the question of forced migration by promoting shared care and solidarity with and among the displaced?
Hybrid event in physical space with online participation of invited speakers
Lectures in English
The insecurity currently being experienced calls for new interpretations that differ from the conservative discourse on security as well as from a defensive, a priori rejection of the very notion of security on the part of contemporary left. This ubiquitous sense of insecurity, which has been brought about by precarious living conditions and grim prospects for the future, shall be embedded in the context of shared care and transnational solidarity. In the framework of the lecture series Security Revisited, the Section for Architecture and the Section for Social Politics at the Forum Stadtpark have invited critical and emancipatory positions to discuss infrastructures of (in)security and outline possibilities for a new politics of care.
Curated by Sara T. Huber and Ana Jeinić