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Kick-off seminar Displacement, placemaking and wellbeing in the city


4 June, 2019, 13.00 – 15.00
Migration Institute of Finland, Eerikinkatu 34, Turku

An international consortium project Displacement, placemaking and wellbeing in the city examines a growing global phenomenon: protracted displacement centering on urban environments. It utilizes collaboration between social scientists and humanitarian architects to study ways in which people make urban spaces into places of belonging, participation and wellbeing in conditions of scarcity and inequality. The project compares diverse urban settings from town to megacity in India, Finland, Norway and the UK. At a kick-off seminar held at the Migration Institute of Finland 4 June, Professor Laura Huttunen (TaU) gives a talk on home-making in migratory contexts, while Senior Research Fellow Tiina-Riitta Lappi and Architect, Researcher Morgan Ip present Finnish and Norwegian case-studies set in Oslo and Helsinki Metropolitan regions.




  • Welcome and introduction – Miika Tervonen (Senior Research Fellow, Migration Institute of Finland)
  • Embodied locations and transnational connections: Politics and poetics of home-making in migratory contexts – Laura Huttunen (Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Tampere)
  • In Transit: The role of architecture in creating social sustainability in our communities – Morgan Ip (Architect, Researcher, Oslo School of Architecture and Design)
  • Spatializing migratory processes in Myyrmäki – Tiina-Riitta Lappi (Senior Research Fellow, Migration Institute of Finland)

The event is free for all, and will be streamed live on the Migration Institute of Finland’s Facebook page.

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