Undocumented: The Architecture Of Migrant Detention

Undocumented: The Architecture Of Migrant Detention[EPUB] ✼ Undocumented: The Architecture Of Migrant Detention By Tings Chak – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Undocumented The Architecture of Migrant Detention details the banality and violence of the architecture of these centres and contrasts them with stories of daily resistance among immigration detainee Architecture Of PDF/EPUB Á Undocumented The Architecture of Migrant Detention details the banality and violence of the architecture of these centres Undocumented: The PDF \ and contrasts them with stories of daily resistance among immigration detainees This book explores migrant detention centres, a The Architecture Of Kindle Ô global industry and the fastest growing incarceration sector in North America s prison industrial complex, and questions the role of architectural design in the control and management of migrants in such spaces Using the conventional architectural tools of representation, the book draws from the shadows the silenced voices of those who are detained and it confronts the anonymous individuals who design spaces of confinement. Spaces of incarceration are both nowhere and everywhere, blended into our landscapes But their invisibility is no coincidence We hide the things we don t want to see or that we don t want seen p18 In a securitized world, the gated community mirrors the detention centre, the micro condominium isn t so different from the cell, they are sites of exclusion and seclusion p30 This book starts with illustrations of the outside of Migrant Detention Centres prisons , then takes us through processing and the spaces that detainees are forced to inhabit, as well as their dehumanizing nature The stark, plain drawingsthan serve their purpose in imparting both the information about the issue of migrant detention and, for that matter, prisons , as well as giving the reader a sense of the disorienting and demoralizing aspects of the spaces The book finishes with an This book starts with illustrations of the outside of Migrant Detention Centres prisons , then takes us through processing and the spaces that detainees are forced to inhabit, as well as their dehumanizing nature The stark, plain drawingsthan serve their purpose in imparting both the information about the issue of migrant detention and, for that matter, prisons , as well as giving the reader a sense of the disorienting and demoralizing aspects of the spaces The book finishes with an interview with a former migrant detainee, and additional information, particularly about the Prison Industrial Complex which, in Canada, we often associate with the United States We like to pretend that it s not an issue here, although it is it just doesn t get as much discussion as it should in Canadian contexts A brief, but concise and informative graphic read This was such an amazing book I read this for class, and it s a graphic novel that really encapsulates what a detention centre is like It made me dig deeper into the concept of infrastructualism and this novel felt like a VR experience There is no one until the end of the book you simply see the blueprints and the graphs Chak provides Even though it s so simple, there is a feeling of loneliness throughout And even when you do eventually come across people, they are faceless and it feels l This was such an amazing book I read this for class, and it s a graphic novel that really encapsulates what a detention centre is like It made me dig deeper into the concept of infrastructualism and this novel felt like a VR experience There is no one until the end of the book you simply see the blueprints and the graphs Chak provides Even though it s so simple, there is a feeling of loneliness throughout And even when you do eventually come across people, they are faceless and it feels like there s a lack of identity Chak also shows the resilience of the migrants, which made me think of Eve Tuck s piece on damage centred vs desire based research really interesting read The section with the identity card also resonated with me quite a bit it s such a crucial piece of document,so than the person Alice Munro Country on the Globe and Mail is a great read to go along with this This graphic novel was something that made me consider how migration detention worked from an architectural standpoint, and how it can affect various facets of our lives, rather we are aware of it or not There is so much I want to say about how it is inforative in such a simple way, that it, at least for me, made me question the importance of spaces, how we chose to construct them, and the consequences assfiated with these choices.After having read The Cage by Vaughn James, it was nice reading This graphic novel was something that made me consider how migration detention worked from an architectural standpoint, and how it can affect various facets of our lives, rather we are aware of it or not There is so much I want to say about how it is inforative in such a simple way, that it, at least for me, made me question the importance of spaces, how we chose to construct them, and the consequences assfiated with these choices.After having read The Cage by Vaughn James, it was nice reading something that wasstraight forward in making its point understood heard Tings Chak uses interviews with architects and detained migrants, along with drawings and diagrams, to give the reader a sense of what migrant detention centers are like in North America The result is an incredibly powerful testament to the invisible lives of those who are detained among us. how do we make the borders disappear Phenomenally affective, informative, accessible, and brilliant in its marriage of style and information. by Daniel Tseghay Immigration detention is Canada s fastest growing form of incarceration Pending deportation, the Canadian governments puts migrants in immigration hold, separating them from their families, making adequate legal counsel inaccessible and subjecting them to constant lockdowns.They re deemed flight risks and detained for overstaying their visas or permits, or for having their permanent or refugee status revoked.Like failing to pay a by Daniel Tseghay Immigration detention is Canada s fastest growing form of incarceration Pending deportation, the Canadian governments puts migrants in immigration hold, separating them from their families, making adequate legal counsel inaccessible and subjecting them to constant lockdowns.They re deemed flight risks and detained for overstaying their visas or permits, or for having their permanent or refugee status revoked.Like failing to pay a parking permit or filing taxes on time, these migrants are only accused of an administrative offense But unlike those other offenses, these are some of the only ones which lead to detention Canada has three designated immigration holding centres located in Toronto, Laval and Vancouver, writes Tings Chak in Undocumented The Architecture of Migrant Detention, a graphic novel, butthan one third of detainees are held in rented beds in provincial prisons One of these holding centres is the CBSA Vancouver Immigration Holding Centre, in the basement of the Vancouver International airport, where Lucia Jimenez committed suicide in December.Chak s illustrations reveal the underbelly of facilities intentionally hidden away Spaces of incarceration are both nowhere and everywhere, blended into our landscapes, she writes But their invisibility is no coincidence We hide the things that we don t want to see or that we don t want seen The internal structure of these buildings is constructed in ways that control the experiences and responses of their inhabitants The architecture of demoralization means you lose your spatial bearings and markings, you lose your identity and subjecthood Based on discussions with detainees, Chak reveals that some in prolonged segregation experience a feeling of merging with the walls, feeling the presence of someone else in the cell who they can never quite see and, after enduring containment within white walls and over exposure to fluorescent lighting, white blindness, or the inability to see colour or to see at all.And yet, despite the experience of indefinite detention and all its manifestations, migrants still defiantly resist There are taped up photos, hoarded food and toilet paper curtains even if they are torn down or are flushed down the toilet during random monthly searches There are the jail cakes detainees secretly make to celebrate each others birthdays and their release from detention.In these small acts, we can see the enduring spirit of resistance regardless of attempts to crush it.Undocumented The Architecture of Migrant Detention documents some of these moments through imagery and text, and sheds light on an institution so successfully hidden away Daniel Tseghay is an editor for The Mainlander.This book review originally appeared on The Mainlander and is reprinted with permission Nonfiction Architecture comics masterpiece Ayesha Basit s review of the work at Antopode is well written Nonfiction Architecture comics masterpiece Ayesha Basit s review of the work at Antopode is well written