Inhabiting Displacement

Architecture and Authorship

Shahd Seethaler-Wari, Somayeh Chitchian und Maja Momić

This publication positions itself at the intersection of spatial and social science disciplines regarding questions of migration and refuge. While displacement forms a fundamental component of the modern, colonial condition, tightly interconnected with physical structures that offer shelter and/or displace, this book asks: What counts as “architecture” and who are its authors and “architects”? In response, the volume centralizes the notion of inhabitation as an expanded understanding of collective processes of space-making and architectural authorship by the inhabitants.

Book Launch

Inhabiting Displacement: Architecture and Authorship (Birkhäuser, 2022)

4 April, 2022
10:30am-12pm ET / 4:30pm-6pm CET

Introductions by:
Ann Baird Whiteside (Frances Loeb Library, Harvard GSD), Steven Vertovec (Director Max Planck Institute, MPI-MMG), and the editors of the volume: Somayeh Chitchian, Shahd Seethaler-Wari, and Maja Momić

Input Panel 1:
VOICING INHABITATION: Experiencing the time-spaces of displacement
Samah Al Jundi-Pfaff in conversation with Maja Momić

Input Panel 2:
Ayham Dala and Leticia Palomino in conversation with Shahd Seethaler-War

Input Panel 3:
RE-PLACING DISPLACEMENT NARRATIVES: Shifting subject- and spatial positions
Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, Irit Katz, Nassim Mehran, and Aya Musmar in conversation with Somayeh Chitchian

Discussion session led by Diane Davis, Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism at Harvard Graduate School of Design

Keynote lecture at the workshop on “Inside Out – Outside In. Shifting architectures of refugee in habitation”
Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi (Barnard College Columbia University):
“Decoloniality in the Camp & the University”
Friday, 25 January 2019, 15:0016:30

Response to the keynote lecture at the workshop on “Inside Out – Outside In. Shifting architectures of refugee in habitation”
Romola Sanyal (LSE, London):
“Unsettling Architectural Narratives of Refuge: From Camps to Cities”
Friday, 25 January 2019, 15:0016:30

Event organizers:

Shahd Wari (MPI-MMG)
Somayeh Chitchian (MPI-MMG)
Maja Momic (HCU Hamburg)

Contact information:

Jutta Esser
Office Prof. Vertovec
+49(551) 4956-126

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