Geographies of the Camp

  • Minca, Claudio (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Katz, Irit (Partner Investigator)
  • Martin, Diana (Partner Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


From detention and refugee camps for displaced people, through camps for terrorist suspects, to Roma and homeless camps – the camp is considered here as an in-between space that orders, segregates and excludes the ‘remnants’, who, according to state authorities, cannot be qualified and spatialized otherwise. While some of these camps are constructed as designated sites of control, custody and care by state and international powers, other camps are created as spontaneous makeshift spaces. In their rural or urban locations, these spaces greatly differ in the ways they are constructed and managed. This project also investigates possible ways to resist present-day proliferating manifestations of camp and ‘camp thinking’, by calling for the incorporation of ‘camp studies’ into the broader field of political geography. 'Camp studies' consider the geographies of the camp as constitutive hubs of much broader, modern geo-political economies.
Effective start/end date1/01/16 → …