March 11, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 272 Pages - 41 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138574090 - CAT# Y382503
Series: Routledge Research in Architecture
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Migrant Housing, the latest book by author Mirjana Lozanovska, examines the house as the architectural construct in the processes of migration. Houses are pivotal to any migration story, with studies showing that migrant communities’ participation in the adaptation, extension or building of houses provides symbolic materiality of belonging. It becomes the platform for agency and productivity in the broader context of the immigrant city, inscribed through homeland, departure, arrival and relocation.
This timely volume investigates the poetic and political resonance between migration and architecture, challenging the idea of the ‘house’ as a singular theoretical construct. Divided into three parts, Histories and Theories, House/Home and Mapping migrant spaces of home, it draws on data studies from Australia and Macedonia, with literature from Canada, Sweden and Germany, to uncover the effects of unprivileged post-war migration in the late twentieth century on the house as architectural and normative model, and from this perspective negotiates the disciplinary boundaries of architecture.
Introduction. Part 1: Histories and Theories of Post-War Migrant Housing 1. Spatial Enclaves and Envelopes of Identity 2. Abjection, Otherness, Performativity Part 2: House/Home 3. Diaspora Aesthetics and the Tell-Tale Details of Architectural Cultures The Migrant House 4. The Migrant House 5. Dwelling after Emigration 6. House-States after Migration Part 3: Mapping Migrant Spaces of Home 7. Maps, Myths and Origins 8. The Village as Commemorative Homeland 9. Twin House Bibliography. Index