"Asylum X Geographies" Panel by Sarah Lopez and Romola Sanyal
The Critical Urbanisms Lecture Series this fall will be held online via Zoom. Our second event theme is "Asylum x geographies" will feature Sarah Lopez & Romola Sanyal contributions on Asylum Spaces across different geographies, followed by panel discussions moderated by Critical Urbanism Master students. The session is open to everyone to attend and participate in the Q&A and discussion as well.
Sarah Lopez lecture titled "Landscape of Migrant Incarceration" will discuss how the construction and design of migration detention facilities in Taxes has formalized and institutionalized the "penal turn" and "criminalization of migration" reflected in immigration policy into an intractable material reality with long-term consequences.
Romola Sanyal lecture titled "Upgrading: On the Making of Urban Refuge" will discuss Urban shelter response, focusing on the refugee space and agency within the "Upgrading approach. The approach aims to provide housing for refugees by upgrading accommodation of local communities in exchange for bilateral rent-free contracts to host refugees.
This year, the series will offer a new pedagogical format in which Master students will be the moderators of the panel discussions and serve as the first interlocutors with our guests.
Please note that this will be a virtual lecture via Zoom. Click here to Register
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