SOAS University of London

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Learning to be a city. The rubric of inhabitation and the emerging practice of housing the displaced

Camillo Boano, UCL

Date: 27 November 2019Time: 5:15 PM

Finishes: 20 November 2019Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: KLT

Type of Event: Seminar

Abstract: This paper draws from different current research in Lebanon, Myanmar and in Europe all questioning the relevance of multiple practices of inhabiting and shaping urban territories. The paper suggests the rubric of ‘inhabitation’ as the result of affirmative daily strategies of learning, navigating and governing the city when displacement is a form of urbanism. By expanding the notion of dwelling to include intersecting forms of caring, repairing and imagining the future, the idea is to substantiate inhabiting as a relational practice occurring in marginal and fragile environments and constituted by multiple incremental and transformative acts with the ultimate purpose to hold and resist marginalization.

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Organiser: Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies