“Exploring in-betweenness” is the name of a collection of experiments that
originate from my background in Architecture, overlapped with an interest in actual
and perceived spaces of refuge. The result is a two-part experiment in which firstly,
creative writing and literary analysis were used as vehicles to criticize and suggest alternative
hierarchical arrangements of space, and secondly, the experiment which constitutes
the topic of this article, where the actual and constructed dialogues between words
and buildings are further explored. The author as both an insider and an observer aims
to explore the relationship between space, lived experiences and sociological narratives.
In “Literary Spatialities,” critical spatial writing is used to position the reader as
the author through reflective passages and visual reconstructions to explore border
encounters between refugee and host communities.