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(im)migration and the built environment, how do they relate?

Commissioned by the Netherlands Architecture Fund, foundation African Architecture Matters (AAM) is preparing a project plan for international design research on how architecture and urban design can add to the improvement of the cultural, economic and social emancipation of (im)migrants.

In the Netherlands, the largest group of non-western immigrants is of Turkish decent, the third group is formed by Moroccans (in 2003: 341.000 Turkish, 295.000 Moroccans, source: CBS). For the Architecture Fund this gives rise to a focus on these immigrant groups. AAM will focus on the Moroccan group. Processes and experiences in Dutch major cities will be compared with those in the country of origin.