1st Edition

Design, Displacement, Migration Spatial and Material Histories

Edited By Sarah A. Lichtman, Jilly Traganou Copyright 2024
    306 Pages 18 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    306 Pages 18 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Design, Displacement, Migration: Spatial and Material Histories gathers a collection of scholarly and creative voices—spanning design, art, and architectural history; design studies; curation; poetry; activism; and social sciences––to interrogate the intersections of design and displacement.

    The contributors foreground objects, spaces, visual, and material practices and consider design’s role in the empire, the state, and various colonizing regimes in controlling the mass movement of people, things, and ideas across borders, as well as in social acts that resist forced mobility and immobility, or enact new possibilities. By consciously surfacing echoes, rhymes, and dissonances among varied histories, this volume highlights local specificity while also accounting for the vectors of displacement and design across borders and histories. Design, Displacement, Migration: Spatial and Material Histories shows displacement to be a lens for understanding space and materiality and vice versa, particularly within the context of modernity and colonialism.

    This book will be of interest to scholars working in design history, design studies, architectural history, art history, urban studies, and migration studies.

    Table of Contents:

    1. An Introduction to Design, Displacement, Migration: Spatial and Material Histories

     Jilly Traganou and Sarah A. Lichtman,

    2. Provisional Demos: The Spatial Agency of Tent Cities

    Mabel O. Wilson

    3.  Being-in-the-World Displaced

    Tony Fry 

    4. Without Us There Is No You: Displaced Material Culture of Americans at The National Museum of the American Indian

    Paul Chaat Smith, including a dialogue with Carin Kuoni

    5.  Picturing Displacement: Moving Panoramas, Print Culture, and the Pictorial Slave Narrative of Pedro Tovookan Parris

    Martha J. McNamara

    6.  Countering Displacement through Collective Memory: Recovering African American Landscapes Using The Texas Freedom Colonies Project Atlas

    Andrea Roberts

    7. Nothing Ever Goes Away

    Macushla Robinson

    8.  Reframing Modern Design as Displacement: A Discussion through Decolonial Thinking on the Brazilian Experience

    Livia Rezende

    9.  Place and Displacement in the Production of Swedish Modernity: A Suggestion for a Multi-sited Design History

    Christina Zetterlund

    10.  Reconsidering Gender at RISD: Interior Architecture Education and Austrian Emigre Architect Ernst Lichtblau

    Michelle Jackson-Beckett

    11.  "It was Jamaican Style, and They Didn’t Have Anything Like That in England": An Oral History Account of Self-fashioning

    Elli Michaela Young

    12. Design by Disaster: ICSID and the League of Red Cross Societies (1971–1979)

    Tania Messell

    13. Your Eyes Bother Us

    Parwana Amiri

    14.  Dispatch from the Aegean, 2021-22

    Marc Lepson

    15.  The Architecture of Emergency Shelters in the 2015 European Refugee Accommodation Crisis

    Sophia Vyzoviti

    16. The Spatial Simulation of Displacement: Notes on the Representation of the "Refugee Crisis"

    Aikaterini Antonopoulou

    17.  Amending Wall

    Darrel Alejandro Holnes

    18. Pluralizing the Code: Designed National Symbols Beyond Reverence

    Javier Gimeno-Martínez

    19. Displaced Energy Practices: Autonomous Design in the Context of Humanitarian Intervention in Goudoubo Camp, Burkina Faso

    Craig Martin, Jamie Cross and Arno Verhoeven,

    20. Displacement as Protest Strategy: Political Resistance and Design Activism in the 2019–2020 Anti-ELAB Hong Kong Protests

    Kyle Kwok

    21.  Emplacing Displacement: A Conversation

    Irit Katz, Mahmoud Keshavarz and Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi


    Sarah A. Lichtman is Chair of the History of Art and Design department at Pratt Institute.

    Jilly Traganou is Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at Parsons School of Design.