The Dortmund team hosted the entire AIMEC team and stakeholders from London and Brussels for a day of exchange and workshops on 4 November 2022. You can find the blog post here.
Malte Gembus presented the paper “Between Empowerment and ‘Participatory Confinement’: Volunteering and Precarious Migration Statuses in East London” on the panel Arrival Infrastructures as Infrastructures of Transit, Temporariness and Settlement, IRiS Conference, (14 Sept – 16 Sept 2022).
Malte Gembus presented findings of AIMEC Newham research at London Catalyst Annual General Meeting on 13 July 2022.
Susanne Wessendorf chaired the panel Arrival Infrastructures and Migrant Newcomers in European Cities, where the AIMEC team presented papers on commercial intermediaries, arrival spaces and methods for arrival, 19th IMISCOE Annual Conference (29 June – 1 July 2022).
Malte Gembus presented the paper “And That’s Where We Go for Help”: A School and a Community Centre as Arrival Spaces for Newcomer in East London on the panel Arrival Infrastructures and Migrant Newcomers in European Cities, 19th IMISCOE Annual Conference (29 June – 1 July 2022).
Heike Hanhörster and Miriam Neßler presented the paper “I Close My Shop to Accompany People If They Need Help”: How Commercial Facilities Act as Intermediaries to Infrastructure Arrival on the panel Arrival Infrastructures and Migrant Newcomers in European Cities, 19th IMISCOE Annual Conference (29 June – 1 July 2022).
Bruno Meeus presented the paper Methods for Arrival: Engaging ‘Chaussée du Mons’ in Cureghem on the panel Arrival Infrastructures and Migrant Newcomers in European Cities, 19th IMISCOE Annual Conference (29 June – 1 July 2022).
Bruno Meeus participated as a member of a round table titled Integrating Migrants in Small and Medium-Sized Towns and Rural Areas, 19th IMISCOE Annual Conference (29 June – 1 July 2022).
Heike Hanhörster, with colleagues Cornelia Tippel and Nils Hans, presented the paper Brokers of Change? How ‘Street-Level Bureaucrats’ Shape Diversity-Oriented Organisational Change on the panel Infrastructuring Migration: New Approaches to Migration/Mobility Infrastructures, 19th IMISCOE Annual Conference (29 June – 1 July 2022).
Karel Arnaut and Bruno Meeus, with colleague Shila Anaraki, presented the paper Between Infrastructuring and Its ‘Counterpart’: The Vicissitudes of Haunted Arrival on the panel Infrastructuring Migration: New Approaches to Migration/Mobility Infrastructures, 19th IMISCOE Annual Conference (29 June – 1 July 2022).
Malte Gembus, Heike Hanhörster, Miriam Neßler and Susanne Wessendorf participated in the mapping workshop Critical Mapping – Methodological Reflections, 19th IMISCOE Annual Conference (29 June – 1 July 2022).
The London team organised a workshop bringing together researchers and team members from Brussels and Dortmund and London-based stakeholders and practitioners on 7 June 2022.
Bruno Meeus hosted a workshop with practitioners and experts in Cureghem on Wednesday 20 April 2022. Email for further information.
Susanne Wessendorf will be presenting findings of her research on migrant arrival in Newham as part of the LSE Inequalities Seminar Series: ‘The Library Is Like a Mother’: Arrival Infrastructures and Migrant Newcomers in East London (22 March 2022).
Malte Gembus, Bruno Meeus and Miriam Nessler are organising a roundtable discussion unpicking the analytical and common-sense categories surrounding arrival at the IMISCOE Spring Conference: Unstable Categories at Work: The ‘Newcomer’ in Academic, Administrative and Everyday Discourses (16-18 March 2022).
Susanne Wessendorf presented the paper ‘The Library Is Like a Mother’: Arrival Infrastructures and Migrant Newcomers in East London on the panel Arrival at The Margins 1: Mobility, Promise & The Politics of Difference in Sites of Exclusion at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) (25 February – 1 March 2022).
The London team held a workshop with practitioners and stakeholders in Newham on 23 February 2022. You can find a blog post here.
Publications & Reports
Arnaut, K., Lafleur, J. M., Fadil, N., Mandin, J. & Alloul, J. (2020). Leaving Europe: New crises, entrenched inequalities and alternative routes of social mobility. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, 18(3), 1-10.
Arnaut, K., van Heur, B., & Meeus, B. (2021). We’re all migrants here: Citizenship and urban social infrastructure. In I. Adam, T. Adefioye, S. D’Agostino, N. Schuermans, F. Trauner (Eds.) Migration, Equality, Racism – 44 Opinions (pp. 171-174). VUBPRESS.
Gembus, M. & Monson, T. (2023, February 17). Refugee families being moved from London to Leeds – our research shows what is lost when newcomers have to leave a neighbourhood. The Conversation. www.theconversation.com/refugee-families-being-moved-from-london-to-leeds-our-research-shows-what-is-lost-when-newcomers-have-to-leave-a-neighbourhood-199479.
Hanhörster, H., & Weck, S. (2016). Cross-local ties to migrant neighbourhoods: The resource transfers of out-migrating Turkish middle-class households. Cities, 59, 193-99.
Hanhörster, H., & Wessendorf, S. (2020). The role of arrival areas for migrant integration and resource access. Urban Planning, 5(3), 1-10.
Hans, N., & Hanhörster, H. (2020). Accessing resources in arrival neighbourhoods: How foci-aided encounters offer resources to newcomers. Urban Planning, 5(3), 78-88.
Hans, N., Hanhörster, H., Polívka, J., & Beißwenger, S. (2019). Die rolle von ankunftsräumen für die integration zugewanderter. Eine kritische diskussion des forschungsstands (The role of arrival spaces for immigrant incorporation. A critical literature review). Raumforschung und Raumordnung, Spatial Research and Planning, 77(5), 511-524.
Meeus, B., Beeckmans, L., van Heur, B., & Arnaut, K. (2020). Broadening the urban planning repertoire with an ‘arrival infrastructures’ perspective. Urban Planning, 5(3), 11-22.
Meeus, B. (2017). Challenging the figure of the ‘migrant entrepreneur’. Place-based solidarity in the Romanian arrival infrastructure in Brussels. In S. Oosterlynck, N. Schuermans, & N. Loopmans (Eds.) Place, Diversity and Solidarity (pp. 91-108). Routledge.
Meeus, B., & Pak, B. (2019). Reflections on the counter-mapping of urban ‘arrival neighborhoods’ through Geoweb 2.0 in Brussels and Ghent. In O. Devisch, L. Huybrechts, & R. De Ridder (Eds.) Participatory Design Theory (pp. 40-55). Routledge.
Meeus, B., van Heur, B., & Arnaut, K. (2019). Migration and the infrastructural politics of urban arrival. In B. Meeus, K. Arnaut, & B. van Heur (Eds.) Arrival Infrastructures, Migration and Urban Social Mobilities (pp. 1-32). Palgrave Macmillan.
Seichter, C. Z., Nessler, M., & Knopf, P. (2021). Der refugee district in Belgrad: Ein raum der nicht-bewegung zwischen neoliberaler stadtentwicklung, serbischem migrationsmanagement und EU-grenzregime. Suburban, Zeitschrift für Kritische Stadtforschung, 9(1/2), 225–234.
Seichter, C. Z., Nessler, M., & Knopf, P. (2020). Mapping in-betweenness. The refugee district in Belgrade in the context of migration, urban development, and border regimes. Movements, Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies, 5(1).
Wessendorf, S. (2020). Accessing information and resources via arrival infrastructures: Migrant newcomers in London. International Inequalities Institute (57).
Wessendorf, S. (2019). Ethnic minorities’ reactions to newcomers in East London: Symbolic boundaries and convivial labour. British Journal of Sociology, 71(2), 208-220.
Wessendorf, S. (2017). Migrant belonging, social location and the neighbourhood: Recent migrants in East London and Birmingham. Urban Studies, 56(1), 131-146.
Wessendorf, S. (2017). Pathways of settlement among pioneer migrants in super-diverse London. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44(2), 270-286.
Wessendorf, S. (2017). Pioneer migrants and their social relations in super-diverse London. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 42(1), 17-34.
Wessendorf, S. (2016). Settling in a super-diverse context: Recent migrants’ experiences of conviviality. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 37(5), 449-463.
Wessendorf, S. & Phillimore, J. (2018). New migrants’ social integration, embedding and emplacement in superdiverse contexts. Sociology, 53(1), 123-138.
Eckardt, F., Nessler, M., & Seichter, Z., Hg. (2019). Weit weg und unbeachtet. Stadt und Flüchtende in Belgrad seit Schließung der Balkanroute. Bauhaus-Unisersitätsverlag Weimar.
Meeus, B., Arnaut, K., & van Heur, B., (Eds.). (2019). Arrival Infrastructures, Migration and Urban Social Mobilities. Palgrave Macmillan.
Wessendorf, S. (2014). Commonplace Diversity, Social Relations in a Super-Diverse Context. Palgrave Macmillan.
Wessendorf, S. (2013). Second-Generation Transnationalism and Roots Migration: Cross-Border Lives. Routledge.