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Rebecca M. Schreiber

Refugee serves as an intervention in the space of YBCA, an arts center located in San Francisco, one of the first “sanctuary cities” in the United States ( Ridgely 2008 ). In conversation with Vinh Nguyen's article in this issue in which he understands

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Sanctuary in Countries of Origin

A Transnational Perspective

Alexandra Délano Alonso

varying interpretations and practices, and what may appear as a counterintuitive application of this concept in countries with high rates of emigration, transit, or return migration, offers a generative space to rethink questions about what sanctuary is

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Listening with Displacement

Sound, Citizenship, and Disruptive Representations of Migration

Tom Western

for the potential of listening to open creative engagements when representing displacement, finding spaces of narrativity that have not yet been claimed and foreclosed, and disrupting the dominant tropes of “European refugee crisis.” Second, it claims

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Ben Page, Olga R. Gulina, Doğuş Şimşek, Caress Schenk, and Vidya Venkat

Lozanovska puts it in her outstanding monograph: “the demanding nature of the house … draws the migrant into action” (44). This book is an important contribution not only to a debate around domestic architecture in the transnational social space, but also to

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The Territorialization of Vietnam's Northern Upland Frontier

Migrant Motivations and Misgivings from World War II until Today

Sarah Turner, Thi-Thanh-Hien Pham, and Ngô Thúy Hạnh

Introduction Frontier regions in the global South are complex and dynamic physical and social spaces where cultures meet and goods and ideas are exchanged, negotiated, and contested ( Alvarez 1995 ; Giersch 2006 ). Such locales can offer

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Rafael Guendelman Hales

London to look into the possibility of rethinking the library from within the community. The Iraqi Community Association is a 50-year-old organization that has served as a space for gathering since its foundation. It provides legal counsel to the

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Notes around Hospitality as Inhabitation

Engaging with the Politics of Care and Refugees’ Dwelling Practices in the Italian Urban Context

Camillo Boano and Giovanna Astolfo

the Derridean suggestion of hospitality as “giving place” to the guest—which is about letting them take place in the place the host offers (2000: 25)—and inspired by Bulley's understanding of hospitality as “producers of space” ( 2015: 188 ), we wish

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Living Through and Living On?

Participatory Humanitarian Architecture in the Jarahieh Refugee Settlement, Lebanon

Riccardo Luca Conti, Joana Dabaj, and Elisa Pascucci

Italy pavilion. The open-space structure thus became an enclosed and insulated one, to cope with the harsh, snowy winters and extremely hot summers that characterize the agricultural region of the Bekaa. The layout of the pavilion units was reconfigured

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Patti Tamara Lenard and Laura Madokoro

protection for those who traveled across vast regions and sanctuary spaces were similarly controlled, often located in isolated areas ( Sexton 2007: 54 ). The Old Testament prescribed the existence of six cities of refuge, “cities of intaking,” where people

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Mette Louise Berg, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, and Johanna Waters

somehow continue producing new knowledge and insights. After many months of struggling individually and collectively to adapt to new spaces and rhythms for our work, it is thanks to the flexibility, commitment, and generosity of the community of