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Lost in Transition: Designing for Refugee Integration in New Zealand

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posted on 22.11.2021, 21:51 by Ab Latif, Fathila Mardeyah

Political unrest and internal conflict over recent years had forcefully displaced millions of people. As a result, the developed countries of the world are pressured to take in more refugees and New Zealand is included in this group. In response, New Zealand recently increased its intake of refugees, especially families from Syria.  A rapid increase of immigrants from a foreign culture can create fear relating to social and economic instability for the host country residents. If their concerns are not addressed, it can lead to tension between the host community and the refugees. In addition, many refugees have difficulty in transitioning, facing problems such as language barriers and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The short orientation they received before relocation is usually insufficient to help them adjust to the new country.   In order to improve the process of refugee integration in New Zealand, this thesis examines how architecture can facilitate positive social engagement between host communities and refugees.

History

Copyright Date

01/01/2017

Date of Award

01/01/2017

Publisher

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

Rights License

Author Retains Copyright

Degree Discipline

Architecture

Degree Grantor

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

Degree Level

Masters

Degree Name

Master of Architecture (Professional)

ANZSRC Type Of Activity code

4 EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT

Victoria University of Wellington Item Type

Awarded Research Masters Thesis

Language

en_NZ

Alternative Language

en

Victoria University of Wellington School

School of Architecture

Advisors

McIntosh, Jacqueline