Shifting Geographies of Asylum: A Perspective on 'Europe' from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof › view all

Fiorenza Picozza, King's College London

June 14, 2017 - 16:15h/4:15pm
University of Bremen, UNICOM, Conference Room (7.3280)
Mary-Somerville-Str. 9
28359 Bremen
Contact: Leslie Gauditz
Series: Migration Group Event
Event type: public

Our Working Group on Migration and Refugee Studies organizes a discussion round with Fiorenza Picozza, PhD student at King's College London, on "Shifting Geographies of Asylum: A Perspective on 'Europe' from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof".

The lecture will take place on June 14th, 2017, 16:15hrs at University of Bremen, UNICOM 9, Room 7.3280 (Conference Room).

Hope to see many of you there!


Drawing on ethnographic material collected in Hamburg between 2015 and 2016, this paper addresses the shifting spatiality of the asylum regime in 'Europe', focusing on both geopolitical and urban geographies of asylum. First, it interrogates the very space of 'Europe' from the perspective of transnational asylum policies of allocation/deportation and of transnational refugee (im)mobilities. Secondly, drawing on the experience of the Helfergruppe at the central station of Hamburg, it focuses on the 'viapolitics' of refugee transit during the so called 'refugee crisis', as well as on the reconfiguration of spaces of solidarity and support emerging in concomitance to the 'crisis'.