Odd One Out: Architecture and Migration @ PLACE

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


Odd One Out is a Masters dissertation group supervised by Dr Gul Kacmaz Erk, programme director of BSc Architecture at Queen's University. The group focuses on 'architecture and migration.' Forced migration is a global crisis, and architectural needs of refugees and asylum seekers for sustainable co-habitation are yet to be addressed. The group explores ways of engaging with this new minority group to understand and identify the role of architecture and public space in their lives, focusing on urban integration and inclusion. They also investigate the role of refugee camps, ranging from a single building to satellite towns. In this presentation, they talk about: (1) Architecture of Asylum: Ireland’s Direct Provision Centres, (2) Architects of Revolution: Urban Activism, Asylum Seekers, and the Politics of Fear in the UK, (3) Newcomer Adaptions within a Diverse Community: Architecture Solutions in Canada, (4) Refugee Camps: Permanent Cities in the Making? (Zaatari, Jordan), and (5) Shelter to House to Home: The Role of the Architect in Humanitarian Relief (Japan).
Period08 Jan 2019
Event title'So What? Making Research Public'
Event typeSeminar
LocationBelfast, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • Architecture and Migration
  • Refugee Studies
  • Activism in Education
  • Public Engagement