Architectures of Migrant Displacement Detention and Death Birkbeck School of Law London Monday 11 June 2018

This event that may be of interest. It features the Birkbeck School of Law’s Artist in Residence 2017/18, Tings Chak.

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.


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