Poster Presentations

Emptiness as an Exception in Friedland Transit Camp

In July 2019 FTC Friedland saw a shift from asylum seekers to refugees from humanitarian admission programs as the main group for accommodation and care. This poster seeks to answer how the welfare organizations in Friedland handled this shift of their main clientele and also the prior month-long absence of refugees. What can this exceptional emptiness of GDL Friedland show about the routines and motives of the institutionalized aid work with refugees?

Author Philipp Hartung
(Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Göttingen)

Philipp Hartung