Governing through Dis-orientation. The Spatial Management of Asylum Seekers in France
- Migrants waiting, north of Paris, 05/2017. Harriet Hadfield (via Shutterstock)
CRIS Scientific Seminar 2022-2023
Friday, December 2nd 2022, 11:30 am
Sciences Po (1, Place Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin) - Room K008
Governing through Dis-orientation.
The Spatial Management of Asylum Seekers in France
(PhD Student, Sciences Po - CRIS)
Since 2015 and the appearance of the first urban camps, Paris has been perceived by public authorities as "strained" due to the excess presence of asylum seekers and the lack of public accommodation.
A policy of "orientating" these asylum seekers away from the city has taken shape in the form of a network of transit centres. This management of the flow of individuals reinforces a logic of constraint of the mobility already present in the accomodation system.
Through a multi-sited ethnography, interviewing and archival work, this presentation aims to document the implementation and implications of this governing of bodies.
Maxime Christophe is, since 2020, PhD Student at the CRIS, under the supervision of Ettore Recchi (Thesis Director).