7. Housing and Refugees

Working Group Coordinators

Silvia Mugnano silvia.mugnano@unimib.it
Department of Sociology and Social Research, UNIMIB, Milano, Italy

Bence Komlósi office@architectureforrefugees.com
Architecture for Refugees, Zurich, Switzerland
Jennifer E. Duyne Barenstein duyne@arch.ethz.ch
Centre for Research on Architecture, Society and the Built Environment, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

Eli Støa eli.stoa@ntnu.no
Department of Architecture and Planning, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

Alice Pittini alice.pittini@housingeurope.eu
Housing Europe, Brussels, Belgium

Description of the Working Group

Global forced displacement has drastically increased in the last decades. According to the UNHCR, in 2015 one in every 113 people globally was either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced or a refugee. Most European countries are searching for affordable, durable, and socio-culturally sensitive housing solutions. The Working Group aims to facilitate a dialogue between academics, policymakers, planners and practitioners about the similarities and differences between and within the European member states in terms of housing processes, strategies and solutions for and with refugees.

Plans for the Workshop in Uppsala

We welcome contributions related to the themes indicated above in the description of the Working Group. In particular, the working group is calling for research-based papers with a focus on local, national and international experiences in coping with the housing needs of refugees from emergency shelter to durable solutions.