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Ethno-Architecture and the Politics of Migration

1st Edition

Edited by Mirjana Lozanovska


242 pages | 68 B/W Illus.

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Ethno-Architecture and the Politics of Migration explores the interface between migration and architecture. Cities have been substantially affected by transnational migration but the physical manifestations of migration in architecture – and its effect on streetscape, neighbourhood and city – have so far been understudied.

This contributed volume examines how migrants interact with, adapt, and construct new architecture. Looking at the physical, urban and cultural impact of these changes on a variety of sites, the authors explore architecture as an identity category and investigate what buildings and places associated with migration tell us about central questions of belonging, culture, community, and home in regions such as North America, Australia and the UK.

An important contribution to debates on place identity and the transformation of places as a result of mobility and globalised economies in the 21st century.


"The intention of Ethno-Architecture and the Politics of Migration is therefore more than just to valorise a range of places, to legitimise them through bringing them into the fold of architecture's normative discourse. Nevertheless, the book is a timely reminder that the "everyday multiculturalism" that waves of migration have pro­duced in the cities of Australia is a kind of treasure."

Paul Walker, University of Melbourne,The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, November 2016

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction Mirjana Lozanovska Part 1: Ethno-landscapes of Migration 1. ‘Where is the Global City?' Ayona Datta 2. Edge of Centre David Beynon 3. Asian Indian Landscapes in Queens John W. Frazier 4. Security, Surveillance, and the New Landscapes of Migration Mark Gillem and Lyndsey Pruitt Part 2: Materialities of Home 5. Envisioning Modernity Sarah Lopez 6. Arquitectura de remesas: ‘Demonstration effect’ in Latin American Popular Architecture Christien Klaufus 7. Meaning of House for Moroccan Migrants in Israel Iris Levin 8. The Home that Never Was Marcel Vellinga Part 3: Temporality of Migrant Construction 9. World-Making in Everyday Life Arijit Sen 10. Doing Multiculturalism in Sydney Road Ian Woodcock 11. Food and Culture, Time and Space Karen A. Frank and Philip Speranza 12. On the Move Yannik Porsché Conclusion: Migration and Ethno-Architecture Mirjana Lozanovska Contributor Biographies

About the Editor

Mirjana Lozanovska is a Senior Lecturer and leads the Cultural Ecology Research Group at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at Deakin University, Australia.

About the Series


The Architext series brings together recent debates in social and cultural theory and the study and practice of architecture and urban design. Critical, comparative and interdisciplinary, the books in the series will, by theorizing architecture, bring the space of the built environment centrally into the social sciences and humanities, as well as bringing the theoretical insights of the latter into the discourses of architecture and urban design. Particular attention will be paid to issues of gender, race, sexuality and the body, to questions of identity and place, to the cultural politics of representation and language, and to the global and postcolonial contexts in which these are addressed.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration