WEAPONISED LANDSCAPES: MAPPING ‘THE JUNGLE’ – Research Seminar at the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD)

Wednesday 26/10/2016 6pm to 8pm
Weaponised Landscapes: Mapping ‘the Jungle’ – research seminar at Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD), University of Westminster
Anushka Athique, Jens Haendeler and Alex Ioannou of landscape research design collective PNEVMA [and recent MA Landscape Architecture graduates at the university of Greenwich] have carried out a series of field trips from London to Calais earlier this year. They have observed the migrant camp in Calais through the lens of landscape by conducting informal interviews with migrants and aid workers, gathering photographic documentation and studying the camp’s socio-spatial flows. By mapping the employment of weaponised landscape interventions their research exposes the reproduction of the neo-colonial narrative of the racial other in space.
They will be presenting their research at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster on Wednesday the 26th of October 2016 and will take part in a panel discussion alongside Marta Welander, Director of the Refugee Rights Data Project (RRDP), a non-governmental human rights organisation and UK registered charity which aims to fill information gaps relating to refugees and displaced people in Europe as well as Dr Aidan Hehir at the University of Westminster who has published widely in a number of academic journals including International Security, The Journal of Peace Research and Cooperation and Conflict.
The event will take place on Wednesday the 26th of October from 6pm to 8pm at the University of Westminster. The event is free to attend and open to all. Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inside-calais-reflections-on-life-in-the-migrant-camps-tickets-28236070848
Further information:
Contact: Jens Haendeler jrh@pnevmacollective.org
Twitter: @j1ahi