Ethno-Architecture and the Politics of Migration, edited by Mirjana Lozanovska, explores the interface between migration and architecture. Cities have been substantially affected by transnational migration but the physical manifestations of migration in architecture – and its effect on streetscape, neighbourhood and city – have so far been under-studied.
This contributed volume examines how migrants interact with, adapt, and construct new architecture. Looking at the physical, urban and cultural impact of these changes on a variety of sites, the authors explore architecture as an identity category and investigate what buildings and places associated with migration tell us about central questions of belonging, culture, community and home in regions such as North America, Australia and the UK.
This book makes an important contribution to debates on place identity and the transformation of places as a result of mobility and globalised economies in the twenty-first century.
Mirjana Lozanovska is a Senior Lecturer and leads the Cultural Ecology Research Group at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at Deakin University, Australia.
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