Digital makings of the city of refuge

The project “ Digital makings of the city of refuge” examines how urban communities – established and new – mobilise digitally to respond and manage change in the city, in urban neighbourhoods that receive large number of refugees and migrants. The study examines specific neighbourhoods of each city, which have directly, even if differently, experienced stresses or shocks through new arrivals: Victoria, Athens; Neukölln, Berlin; Harringay, London and Yen Long, Hong Kong and Little Somalia, Los Angeles.

The project is promoted by London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Migration Matters

Migration Matters is a non-profit organization that was founded in January 2016 by Julia Karmo, Sophia Burton, Kelly Miller, and Elina Ribakova in response to media coverage about the so-called refugee crisis.

The mission is to empower the public to have more nuanced and evidence-based conversations about migration. They produce bite-sized video courses that complicate commonly held preconceptions with original ideas, research, and solutions-oriented perspectives from leading thinkers in the field: researchers, practitioners, as well as migrants and refugees themselves.”

“ Help us change the debate around migration by informing your family and friends about Migration Matters, sharing our videos, and contributing your questions and ideas for future course topics to Let’s #rethinkmigration together.”