Architecture of Migrant Displacement, Detention and Death

Organised by Sarah Turnbull at Birkbeck University of London, UK (11 Jun 2018)

July 27th at 1:39pm

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.

This event features Tings Chak, the Birkbeck School of Law's Artist in Residence 2017/18, with Lorenzo Pezzani (Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London) and Nishat Awan (Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London) to critically discuss contemporary architectures of migrant displacement, detention, and death.