This paper was written with the support of the ESRC/AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund, award number ES/P005004/1. The research trips took place with the architect Dr Mark E. Breeze, based at St. John’s College, University of Cambridge. I would like to extend particular thanks and gratitude to Mark, with whom I have had many rich and productive discussions about architecture and its relationship with humanitarianism.
For more on the Architectures of Displacement project, see www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/research/architectures-of-displacement.
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