7. Housing and Refugees
Working Group Coordinators
Silvia Mugnano firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Sociology and Social Research, UNIMIB, Milano, Italy
Bence Komlósi email@example.com
Architecture for Refugees, Zurich, Switzerland
Jennifer E. Duyne Barenstein firstname.lastname@example.org
Centre for Research on Architecture, Society and the Built Environment, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Eli Støa email@example.com
Department of Architecture and Planning, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Alice Pittini firstname.lastname@example.org
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.