Structures of Displacement – Harsham Camp, Erbil, Iraq

The Institute of Architecture cordially invites to the Symposium and Exhibition Opening „Structures of Displacement“, a project by [applied] Foreign Affairs in collaboration with UNIDO and Kieran Fraser Landscape Design, curated by Baerbel Mueller and Frida Robles.
October 18, 2019 – 3:00-6:00pm

with Alessandro Petti / DAAR
Mario Rizzi
Romola Sanyal
moderated by Isin Önol
conceptualized by Baerbel Mueller and Frida Robles

Exhibiton Opening
October 18, 2019, 6:00pm
Exhibiton: October 18-31, 2019

October 19, 4:00 pm: Film screening and discussion with Mario Rizzi

University of Applied Arts Vienna
IoA, The Square, Schwanzer Trakt 1st floor
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
1010 Vienna

According to the latest UNHCR report (2018), there are 70.8 million displaced people in the world.The tangible and intangible dimensions of (forced) human displacement are complex, whereby each displacement situation has its own very specific structures, while at the same time, it is generated by common underlying parameters. In 2015 and 2016, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq saw a large influx of displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees from areas that were under the control of ISIS.
The exhibition and symposium Structures of Displacement reflects upon a collaboration between [applied] Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) that has resulted in the conception and design of a communal facility implemented next to Erbil's Harsham Camp. Zooming out from this project to a global discourse, Structures of Displacement questions the roles of mapping, planning, architecture, and spatial manifestations within such contexts.
[a]FA team: Alejandra Loreto, Baerbel Mueller, Chien-Hua Huang, Franz Sam, Ilias Klis, Mina Bassam Ahmed Al-Hayawi, Stefanie Theuretzbacher, and Jonathan Paljor

Structures of Displacement – Harsham Camp, Erbil, Iraq


18. October 2019 - 18:00
18. October 2019 - 15:00
18. October 2019 - 31. October 2019
IoA, The Square, Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Wien
Film screening and discussion with Mario Rizzi
19. October 2019 - 16:00