Flüchtlingscamps und informelle Städte in Jordanien
Wann? 13.10.2016 19:00 Uhr
Wo? W3 – Werkstatt für internationale Kultur und Politik e.V., Nernstweg 32-34, 22765 Hamburg
Hardly any country has received as many refugees during the Syrian war as Jordan. 80 000 of them are living in Zaatari: one of the biggest camp cities in the world. The people who have been living there for several years now have turned Zaatari into more than just a refuge. From a "temporal station" the camp has rapidly and beyond the control of humanitarian actors developed into one of the four biggest cities in Jordan. How did this change the daily life and the possibilities of self-reliance of the people living there? What are the conflicts and potentials arising from this urbanization process? What does that mean for a small and economically unstable country like Jordan? And are there any lessons-learned for other (informal) camps in Europe and around the world? In his lecture Ayham Dalal is focusing on the relationships between urbanity and exile as well as on the tensions between humanitarian aid, local development and socio-culture in Zaatari and other Syrian refugee-scapes in Jordan.
Über den Referenten / About the speaker
Ayham Dalal ist Architekt, Wissenschaftler und unabhängiger Berater. Er hat Architektur in Syrien und Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design in Stuttgart und Kairo studiert. Zurzeit promoviert er an der TU-Berlin.
Ayham Dalal is an architect, researcher and independent consultant. He studied architecture in Syria and obtained his double master degree in Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design from Stuttgart University and Ain Shams University (Cairo). Ayham has been participant and organizer of different events, workshops, seminars and conferences related to Syrian refugees and humanitarian response. Currently he is a PhD candidate at the Technical University of Berlin. His research interests in regard to urban space are informality, social injustice and identity politics.