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Camps ou refuges non officiels. Habiter l'incertain

Abstract : Displaced or refugee camps, between camps and shantytowns, are in-between places: thousands of people inhabit these spaces. How do they create there an urban and social environment, especially when these places are non-legal and marked by material, temporal and economic precariousness? Based on the Haitian case, this communication will question the place of precariousness encamped as if they are territories defined by the uncertain, where a social dynamics is established in power games on the fringes of legality. Lots of hopes are developped there, as evidenced by their transformation in city-camps: they demonstrate that lasting social cohesion is materialising by the informal urban planning. Living in uncertainty is both creating without foun-dations and inventing stability, but it also means maintaining vulnerability, or being kicked out at any time, and staying in the margins. We will seek how this in-between is a place of all possibilities, all opportunities as well as all misfortunes.
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Alice Corbet. Camps ou refuges non officiels. Habiter l'incertain. CIST2020 - Population, temps, territoires, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique [CNRS], Ined, Université Paris 1, Nov 2020, Paris-Aubervilliers, France. ⟨hal-03114078⟩



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