Coronavirus update

Important information:
All on-campus visits and events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Virtual events will be running as normal unless otherwise stated.  For the latest updates visit our coronavirus information page. Please note that some of our on campus events may be replaced by virtual events - please check with the event organiser listed against each event.

Super-diversity and recent immigration: pathways of settlement of new migrants in Hackney

Hackney Museum, London
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
Thursday 10th November 2016 (18:00-19:30)
Download the date to your calendar (.ics file)

Urban areas in Europe and beyond have seen significant changes in patterns of immigration, leading to profound diversification. In places like Hackney, there are now people of more different national origins, religions, educational backgrounds, legal statuses and socio-economic backgrounds than ever before. This 'diversification of diversity' is now commonly described as 'super-diversity'. Little is known about new patterns of immigration into such contexts.

This event will present findings from a 3-year ethnographic research project in Hackney, addressing some of the main issues faced by recent migrants. In particular, it will focus on so called 'pioneer migrants', people from unusual countries of origin who cannot 'dock onto' already existing communities for support. 

The event will explore with the general public, policymakers and practitioners the findings of the project and will explain the concept of ‘super-diversity’ and the notion of ‘pioneer migration’.  More specifically, it will address the main challenges faced by recent migrants, such as issues around the prohibition to work among asylums seekers, and processes of professional deskilling among migrants with a secure legal status.


Culture and collections

Schools, institutes and departments

Services and facilities