This one day event will explore the relationship between migration and the city in the context of their intense mediation. Refugee Hosts PI, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, will present the paper: ‘Creating spaces of refuge: perspectives on refugee hosting in Lebanon.’
This presentation will draw on Refugee Hosts research vis-a-vis refugee hosting in and around the urban Baddawi refugee-camp and explore the ways in which displacement has made both the camp and its urban surroundings.
With Palestinian refugees in Baddawi having hosted multiple groups of displaced people since the 1950s (including, since 2011, people fleeing the Syrian conflict), Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh explores Baddawi as a continuum of ambiguous space(s) of destination, arrival and departure, of refuge, hostility and violence.
The symposium is held on the 29th of March 2019, from 9.15 am to 5.15 pm at Fawcett House, Faw. 9.04, London School of Economics and Political Science. This event is free but registration is required. To register please contact: K.J.KOLBE@LSE.AC.UK
To see more presentations and keynote speeches by Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, click here.
Featured image: Migration and Digital City Symposium Flyer, LSE.