Ethno-Architecture and the Politics of Migration explores the interface between migration and architecture. Cities have been substantially affected by transnational migration but the physical manifestations of migration in architecture – and its effect on streetscape, neighbourhood and city – have so far been understudied.

This contributed volume examines how migrants interact with, adapt, and construct new architecture. Looking at the physical, urban and cultural impact of these changes on a variety of sites, the authors explore architecture as an identity category and investigate what buildings and places associated with migration tell us about central questions of belonging, culture, community, and home in regions such as North America, Australia and the UK.

An important contribution to debates on place identity and the transformation of places as a result of mobility and globalised economies in the 21st century.

part |2 pages


chapter |6 pages

Ethnically differentiated architecture in a global world

ByMirjana Lozanovska

chapter |20 pages

Ethno-landscapes of migration

chapter 4|16 pages

Security, surveillance, and the new landscapes of migration

ByMark Gillem, Lyndsey Pruitt

chapter |36 pages

Materialities of home

chapter 7|16 pages

Meanings of house materiality for Moroccan migrants in Israel

ByIris Levin

part |2 pages

Temporality of migrant constructions

chapter 9|14 pages

Awe and order: Ethno-architecture in everyday life

ByArijit Sen

chapter 10|16 pages

Doing everyday multiculturalism in Sydney Road, Melbourne

ByIan Woodcock

chapter 11|18 pages

Food, time and space: Mobile cuisine in New York and Portland

ByKaren A. Franck, Philip Speranza

part |2 pages


chapter 13|17 pages

Migration and ethno-architecture

ByMirjana Lozanovska