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59010-01 - Seminar: Camps and the City 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Maren Larsen (maren.larsen@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Camps are proliferating across the global landscape as spaces that protect, spaces that expose, spaces that control, and spaces that resist. Camps as a settlement typology are recognizable across an increasingly diverse set of geographies and encounter, instantiate, or distance themselves from cities in multiple ways. Furthermore, while camps have taken center stage in popular imaginings of displacement and particular the plight of refugees, the majority of refugees today live not in camps, but in cities – forcing us to reconsider the empirical and theoretical correspondence between the camp and the city in such discourses.

This seminar situates camps within broader global discourse and urban politics to explore the sometimes intertwined, sometimes antithetical relationship between the camp and city. Rather than approaching camps from the more typical lens of conflict urbanism and refugee studies, students start from the camp – thereby widening the range of phenomena explored. Exploring such iterations as the protest camp, refugee camp, labor camp, and military camp, students will gain a deeper understanding of what makes camps as political, social, cultural, and architectural spaces. Classroom discussions of weekly readings will serve to untangle the ways in which both the form and the idea of both “the camp” and “the city” co-narrate each other’s histories, realities, and theoretical underpinnings.
Lernziele - An ability to think about the city by approaching camps through an “urban” lens and expanding the study of the urban to include the camp
- Ability to read and discuss texts across disciplinary boundaries (notably across geography, anthropology, and political science)
- An understanding of the spatially and socially transformative power of camps, the groups that inhabit them, and the broader urban politics and struggles into which they write themselves


Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 17.09.2020 – 17.12.2020
Zeit Donnerstag, 10.15-12.00 Alte Gewerbeschule
Datum Zeit Raum
Donnerstag 17.09.2020 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Donnerstag 24.09.2020 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Donnerstag 01.10.2020 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Donnerstag 08.10.2020 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Donnerstag 15.10.2020 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Donnerstag 22.10.2020 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Donnerstag 29.10.2020 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Donnerstag 05.11.2020 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Donnerstag 12.11.2020 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Donnerstag 19.11.2020 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Donnerstag 26.11.2020 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Donnerstag 03.12.2020 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Donnerstag 10.12.2020 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Donnerstag 17.12.2020 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Module Modul: Fachkompetenz Globaler Wandel (Master Studienfach Geographie)
Modul: Fields: Environment and Development (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Governance and Politics (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Media and Imagination (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Migration, Mobility and Transnationalism (Master Studiengang Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: Projects and Processes of Urbanization (Master Studiengang Critical Urbanisms (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2020))
Modul: The Urban across Disciplines (Master Studiengang Critical Urbanisms)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Arbeit, Migration und Gesellschaft (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Urban Studies