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LIVING ON THE MARGINS: The Socio-spatial Representation of Urban Internally Displaced Persons in Ethiopia
In cities in the global South, internally displaced persons (IDPs) often end up in marginalized places created by uneven processes of urbanization. While IDPs experience similar disadvantages to the urban poor living in these places, they face additional vulnerabilities related to their displacement. Building on...
MIGRANT URBANISM: Cape Verdean Djunta-mon and its Impact on the Built Environment of Cova da Moura (Lisbon)
International migrations are transforming the urban landscape in cities all around the world. In this article I address the effect of Cape Verdean migration on the built environment of Lisbon's periphery. Specifically, I analyse a traditional practice of mutual aid originating in rural Cape Verde, the djunta-mon...
UNRAVELLED HOMES: Forced Evictions and Home Remaking in Jakarta
This article explores the contours of modernization in the unmaking and remaking of homes among evicted and resettled families in highrise housing. We examine the trajectories of forced eviction by drawing upon interviews with 17 individuals from nine evicted families who have transitioned from living in informal...
Gelan Kersa, a segregated settlement of poorly constructed municipal housing relocating internally displaced Ethiopian citizens, surrounded by vast farmland, in an increasingly urbanizing peri-urban zone of Addis Ababa (photo © Dereje Regasa, November 2022)
‘Velhos Momentos, Grandes Saudades, Eternas Lembranças’, Roberto, 13.06.1994 ★ 14.10.2013, detail from a graffitied memorial portrait of a young resident of Cova da Moura—a post-colonial settlement of migrants originating from Cape Verde on the periphery of Lisbon—who was killed in street violence (photo © Francisco José Cuberos-Gallardo, October 2022)
The interior of a typical rental social housing (rusunawa) block in Jakarta, consisting of families who have been forcefully evicted by the state through demolition of their informally constructed housing settlements (photo © Clara Siagian, November 2019)