Mapping the Invisible City. Spatial Manifestations of sub-Saharan African Diaspora in the mid-size city in Europe (the case of Belgium).

01 October 2015 → 30 September 2019
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Architectural design
    • Architecture
    • Art studies and sciences
    • Interior architecture
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
    • Applied sociology
    • Policy and administration
    • Social psychology
    • Social stratification
    • Social theory and sociological methods
    • Sociology of life course, family and health
    • Other sociology and anthropology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Architectural engineering
    • Architecture
    • Interior architecture
    • Urban and regional design, development and planning
architecture migration African diaspora interdisciplinary research everyday spaces urban studies mid-sized city
Project description

This interdisciplinary research seeks to establish a critical and multi-layered mapping of the processes and products of physical place-making by African diaspora in the mid-sized city in Belgium. The outcome of this research will provide us with essential knowledge on (1) the architecture of everyday spaces of African migration, (2) the transnational exchange of African place-making strategies, and (3) alternative forms of urban regeneration.