A number of students at SSoA have focused their dissertations on the wider topic of migration in a variety of other contexts. The work was all generated outside of the Arrival City Studio and we are grateful to all the students who agreed for their work to be hosted below:
REFUGE CAIRO // JAMIE GRIFFITHS
MArch Dissertation exploring refugees living in Greater Cairo, Africa’s largest urban area. The study aims to explore the spatial distribution of refugees throughout this already volatile environment, and the relationship between its urban characteristics and the livelihoods of the refugees, whose daily negotiations of its spaces have become central in defining the politics of the city’s urban commons. It will investigate the material realities of refugees and their urban interventions in the cityscape, considering the extent to which these are endorsed, tolerated or suppressed by the mode of governance covering the area.
Tutor: Simon Baker
EMERGING FORCES IN BUCHAREST // CRISTINA CARCANESCU
The study focuses on Bucharest in the current socio-political and economic climate and tries to uncover different emerging forces resulted from various tensions, interactions, or needs, from a spatial perspective.
THE POST-POLITICAL CITY // NIGEL HASSELL
‘Is an ontological shift in our understanding of architecture as a discipline necessary in order to retain relevance in the post-political city?’