The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


DPU Launch: Refugee Spaces

06 December 2018, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

refugee spaces

Event Information

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Alexander Macfarlane


Room 6.02
22 Gordon Street

Despite numerous migrant waves through the decades, the current influx of refugees and asylum seekers into Europe has been framed by very specific narratives. From humanitarian calls for action to warnings of impending collapse, Europe thinks of itself under a crisis, at a political breaking point that justifies extreme discourses and measures. The Refugee Spaces data project aims to stimulate and demystify the phenomena through examining the evidence rather than speculating on the so-called crisis. Through mapping and analysis of the openly available data provided by institutional and governmental sources, the project attempts to spatialise the political and security measures designed to contain migration and the mobility of refugees.

The project is a collaboration between the Development Planning Unit (DPU), Space Syntax Laboratory (the Bartlett School of Architecture), and the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA).
Visit: www.refugeespaces.org

Drinks and nibbles will follow the panel discussion