To understand forced displacement as part and parcel of different processes of urbanisation. To (re)conceptualise refuge and forced displacement in a time of dramatic environmental change. Reflect upon the spaces that are being created and/or (re)elaborated as a response to environmental change (refugee camps, resettlement schemes and its mirrors) and the unfolding segregation arising therefrom.
Relevant fields: refugee studies, mobility, borders, spaces of exception, environmental change
Context of current research: Southern Africa (Zambia, Mozambique, Angola)
Aim: Expand the analysis and bring forward further case studies (concerning gated communities and ecovillages)
Members: Pedro Figueiredo Neto