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Centre for Urban Conflicts Research

DPU Dialogues in Development: Space, Politics and imperfect citizenship: a debate on migration policy and forms of life at the edge of Europe

TUE 7TH JUNE | 5:30 - 7:30 PM



With an increase in forced migration, territorial tensions have risen across Europe, altering political and spatial discourses. A fast evolving geography of unregulated and partially regulated camps has become a phenomenon grounded inside and around the edges and borders of the continent. With refugees becoming integral to debates around human rights, citizenship and biopolitics, the territorial and extraterritorial borders of Europe stand as heightened regions of contest. This debate is centred around the territorial implications currently at play, particularly the space and politics behind European migration policies and treaties, the humanitarian/activist response to the migratory wave, and the larger implications on the formation of camps as an increasingly recurrent spatial solution.

Speakers and discussants:

Nando Sigona (Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham);

Irit Katz (Centre for Urban Conflicts Research, University of Cambridge);

Dan Ellis (CamCRG);

Giovanna Astolfo (Teaching Fellow, DPU);

Ricardo Marten Caceres (PhD researcher, DPU).

Chaired by Camillo Boano (DPU).

The debate is part of the ongoing preliminary research on Borders and camps supported by the Urban Transformation and the Diversity, social complexity and planned intervention clusters at DPU in partnership with University of Cambridge.

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