Who Designs The Camp? The Spatial Reproduction Of Refugee Camps

This research project examines the way refugees rearrange their public and private spaces inside the camp after being settled into the camp. Spatial and social self-organization represent the spatial and social (re)production of the built environment in planned refugee camps. The study uses the term (re)production because even though residents are producing spaces anew, they also may be reproducing memories of spaces from the homes they had to leave. More precisely, this project examines both the spatial (re)production and reconfiguration of the camp’s built environment as residents move into/out of/within the camp, as well as the social interpretation of spatial (re)production.



Work Title Who Designs The Camp? The Spatial Reproduction Of Refugee Camps
Open Access
  1. Dima Abu-Aridah
  2. Rebecca Lynn Henn
  3. Jose Duarte
  4. Denise Costanzo
  5. Esther Adhiambo Obonyo
  1. Displaced persons
  2. Mafraq, Jordan
  3. Refugee camps
  4. Shape grammars
  5. Social behavior
  6. Spatial configuration
  7. Zaatari refugee camp
License CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial)
Work Type Poster
Publication Date November 28, 2022
  1. Fall 2022 Stuckeman School Research Open House
Deposited March 28, 2023




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