Refugee Youth in Public Space


Youth in Brussels © Brecht Vanhoenacker and Mattias De Backer

The hidden Coronacrisis

Mattias de Backer wrote a blog about the impact of the current corona crisis on the use of public space by young refugees, unauthorized migrants and other vulnerable groups in Belgium. This contribution is based on the testimonials of some 25 first-line workers who, despite the dangers associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, still try to…

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Migration Museum Brussesl - Elia li Gioi

2-day transnational networking meeting in Brussels

5 and 6 Februari, all researchers and associated partners of the ‘Refugee Youth in Public Space’ project met in Brussels for a transnational networking meeting.  The first day, the researchers constructively discussed the progress and future plans of the project while the associated partners met during an interactive networking session at Globe Aroma to get…

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Museum Jeugd Universiteit

Guest lecture at the Museum Youth University by Mieke Kox

What happens if you flee to the Netherlands? 13 September 2020, Mieke Kox will hold a guest lecture at the Museum Youth University in the Netherlands for children between 8 and 12 years old. She will discuss the experiences of refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants after arrival in the Netherlands and address matters as…

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AAG Panel Session ‘Urban Geographies of Refugee Youth: Public Space, Urban Infrastructure and Everyday Practices’

Cancelled due to covid-19 A session with presentations of Robin Finlay, Ilse van Liempt, David Roberts and Seth Cavello. Patricia Ehrkamp will act as a discussant. Day: 9-4-2020 Start / End Time: 4:55 / 6:10 Room: Capitol, Sheraton, IM Pei Tower, Terrace Level Organizers: Robin Finlay, Ilse Van Liempt, Kathrin Hörschelmann Chairs: Robin Finlay Refugee youth often…

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IMISCOE 2020 – two panel sessions (30 June – 2 July, 2020)

Cancelled due to covid-19 Two accepted panel sessions: Urban Geographies of Refugee Youth – Public Space, Urban Infrastructure and Everyday Practices Refugee youth often find themselves in precarious and ambivalent positions in the cities and towns where they have settled. Insecure housing, lack of social networks, employment restrictions, possible exposure to localised regimes of racism…

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