Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies
Volume 14, Issue 4, 2016
Visibilities and the Politics of Space: Refugee Activism in Berlin
Pages 432-450 | Published online: 19 Apr 2016
This article examines the ways in which refugee activists attained visibility within the public sphere while they contested, resisted, and helped transform multiple spaitials as part of their movement in Berlin, Germany. Scholarship on refugee and immigrant protests has focused on demonstrations and every day acts of resistance in refugee camps or accommodation. However, there has been less focus on the ways in which refugees engage in spatial politics. This article focuses on urban resistance in Berlin where refugee activists in alliance with supporters occupied several spaces and transformed them to political sites.