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On Sunday 27 June the Architecture Film Festival London 2021 will feature as its closing film the world premiere of Shelter Without Shelter, a film by Mark E Breeze and Tom Scott-Smith. The event will include a Q&A with Mark E Breeze. 

Filmed over 3 years as part of the Architectures of Displacement project (funded by the ESRC and AHRC), Shelter Without Shelter explores the hopes and challenges involved in providing temporary housing for refugees. It investigates how forced migrants from Syria were sheltered across Europe and the Middle East after 2015, living in mega-camps, city squats, occupied airports, illegal settlements, requisitioned buildings, flat-pack structures, and enormous architect-designed reception centres. Containing perspectives from the humanitarians who created these shelters as well as the critics who campaigned against them, the documentary reveals the complex dilemmas involved in attempts to house refugees in emergency conditions.

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