Berlin, Germany

Migrant Spaces of Europe

when 27 July 2020 - 13 August 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 750

Migrant Spaces of Europe

The relationship between urban space and migration has been full of challenges and inspirations in Europe. While migrants have a great impetus on the development of socio-economic, political, cultural, symbolic, and psychical conditions of the urban space, their narratives and practices have also been shaped by various components of the urban space they dwell in. The course aims to examine the structures, agencies, and contingencies of this relationship through the ruptures and continuities of twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Taking Berlin as a crucial example of the relationship between urban space and migration, this course brings in case studies from different parts of Europe keeping in mind their local, national, regional and global connections. The course is arranged thematically and hence some of the central points of interests include, but are not limited to, discrimination, representation, media, social stratification, race, religion, networks, borders, dynamics of integration and control, urban restructuring, and social movements.
It builds up an interactive discussion platform by reflecting on some questions: What are the definitions of migration? Who is (not) a migrant? Who defines it? What are the features of migration? Does it compliment, compete, subvert and foreshadow ethnic, national, religious, class and gender identities? How do practices of migration co-habit with the state? What are the references in migration to the concepts such as multiculturalism, toleration, collective rights, alienation and difference? Comparing diverse concepts, policies, and practices, the course intends to create a critical perspective on the relationship between urban space and migration.

Course leader

Barış Ülker received his PhD in Sociology and Social Anthropology from the Central European University in 2012. He was a visiting scholar at the Humboldt University, Howard University and Columbia University throughout his studies. Currently, he is the He

Fee info

EUR 750: Facts and Fees

Schedule: Each course lasts two to three weeks

Between 15th of June and 15th of August

One-Time application fee: 100€

Early-Bird booking until 15th of January to save 100€

Fee per course: 750 €

For 2 courses: 1.390 €

For 3 courses: 1.990 €

BI and BAU Global students: 600 € per course

Participants per course: 5-18

Application Deadline: May, 1st 2020