Series convened by Tom Scott-Smith and Mark E Breeze
This interdisciplinary seminar series examines the nature and challenges of emergency shelter in the context of forced migration. What are the key issues in the design and provision of shelters? What does better shelter mean and how can we get there? How can political dynamics be managed in the organization of camps and urban areas? What lessons emerge from over forty years practical work in the shelter sector? The speakers in this series include academics and practitioners from the fields of architecture, planning, anthropology, humanitarianism, and design. The seminar series complements the forthcoming issue of Forced Migration Review on Emergency Shelter, to be published in 2017.
Time and location
Seminars take place on Wednesdays from 5.00-6.30pm in Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TB. No registration is required and everyone is welcome to attend.
* NB: The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture will take place at Magdalen College on Wednesday 26 October, delivered by Patrick Kingsley, Migration Correspondent at The Guardian. Registration is required for this lecture. Details here >>
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Michaelmas term seminars
Tom Scott-Smith, University of Oxford
Grainne Hassett, Hassett Ducatez Architects and the University of Limerick
26 October, Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture*
Patrick Kingsley, Migration correspondent, the Guardian
Irit Katz, University of Cambridge
Tom Corsellis, Shelter Centre Geneva
Camillo Boano, University College London
Tom Newby, CARE International
Cathrine Brun, Oxford Brookes University