Topos 108 – Displacement

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Topos 108 presents cutting-edge contributions to these questions and topics:

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

RESETTLING GRANTHAM
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

LEILANI FARHA
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

INSTIGATING INTEGRATION
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?

MOVING SOUTHWARD
An imaginary travelogue of Rom’s displacement to Africa