AUTHOR: Sascha Roesler
CONTEXT: Guest lecture at the chair for Architecture Design Innovation, Prof. Rainer Hehl, TU Berlin, 28.11.2013
In what follows, I would like to present to you a multi-part research project on the subject of resettlement. This project is entitled: Resettlement Archives. Politically and economically motivated relocation of population groups from their place of origin, represent a constant and globally present phenomenon in the 20th and 21st centuries. Each year millions of people are resettled; and I am here not referring to refugees or those displaced. “Resettlement” in the sense used here means that the group of people are transferred, on the basis of political and macroeconomic decisions, often against their will, from the place they live to another place within the same country.