In light of the recent proliferation of refugee camps and encampments in Europe this article explores the current multifaceted geographies of the camp and their formal and informal spatialities. By engaging with key work in ‘camp studies’ we analyse contemporary institutional and makeshift refugee camps in their complex relationship, and consider how, while remaining ‘spaces of exception’, they are also dynamic spaces that may be transformed and appropriated by their residents, becoming part of the current fragmented mobilities of irregular migrations across Europe and of the related political geographies of bordering, smuggling, and humanitarian care.
|Journal||Progress in Human Geography|
|Early online date||20 Jun 2019|
|Publication status||Early online - 20 Jun 2019|
- makeshift spaces