Architectures of Migrant Displacement, Detention, and Death
Monday, 11 June, 3-5pm (venue TBC)
Speakers: Tings Chak (Birkbeck School of Law Artist in Residence 2017/18), Lorenzo Pezzani (Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London), and Nishat Awan (Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London)
Moderator: Sarah Turnbull (School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London)
State responses to mass migration rely on a variety of institutions, sites, technologies, and infrastructures – all of which could be thought of as ‘architecture’ – and which are intimately connected to migrant displacements, detentions, and deaths. Whether temporary, bottom-up, or institutionally created, these architectures shape how migration is both documented and governed and against which migrants act and resist.