Thinking about globalization also means thinking about displacement. The displacement of people around the globe – of urbanites, rural inhabitants, migrants, refugees, informal settlers, and homeless people – even of cities and landscapes is often an act of force. In an interview with topos the anthropologist Anthony Oliver-Smith even speaks of displacement as a process of uprooting.
In topos 108 we will shed light on the drivers, effects and stakeholders of displacement, and discusses its connection with environmental disasters, climate change, armed conflicts and urban development.
OUTCASTS AND INTRUDERS
Photographer Nick Brandt criticises the displacement of animals due to human encroachment
DISPLACEMENT IS A PROCESS OF UPROOTING, HOWEVER IT HAPPENED
The anthropologist Anthony Oliver-Smith shares insights from his decades of research
JUXTAPOSING PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY LANDSCAPES
How can the planning theories of Garrett Eckbo give advice to an earthquake-affected region in Italy?
NO CALM AFTER THE STORM
Learning from Typhoon Haiyan: Community engagement as a disaster management tool in the Philippines
A flood disaster led to a groundbreaking recovery plan for a new development in an Australian town
NO PLACE TO FALL TO
Los Angeles skid row’s discrepancy between placement and displacement
The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing on the global housing crisis and possible ways out
DISPLACEMENT: FACTS & FIGURES
THE URBAN TANGLE OF THE OLYMPICS
Mega-events and their two faces: From urban beautification right up to eviction
THE HOUSING OF THE POOREST
Not every upgrade is an improvement: Slum upgrading in Kibera, Nairobi
THE DIFFICULT PATH TO GREEN REBUILDING
Fostering cohesion between Jordanians and Syrian refugees with cooperative green infrastructure projects
THE LOOK OF A STRANGER
The strategies of place-making of Myanmar refugees in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Manchester, Genoa, Leipzig and Bremen: How do these four European cities deal with migration?
INVASIVE PLANTS – BOON OR BANE?
Native plant species are considered a common good. But can invasive species benefit ecosystems, too?
An imaginary travelogue of Rom’s displacement to Africa