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Migration, Trauma and the Loss of Architecture

Christos Chombas

Children and the Built Environment

This video looks at the traumatic losses of familiar architectural environments that refugee children experience. What does it mean to forcefully lose the spatial references provided by architecture? Christos Chombas, psychologist and former Head of the Department of Social Interventions at the National Center for Social Solidarity, talks about these traumatic experiences and examines how different refugee housing structures affect children's integration in their new environment.

Christos Chombas is a clinical psychologist with a psychoanalytic orientation. He has his own practice as a psychoanalytic therapist in Maroussi, Greece. From 2015 to 2020 he was the director of social interventions at the National Center for Social Solidarity where, among other services for vulnerable social groups, he was responsible for coordinating the housing of unaccompanied refugee minors arriving in Greece.

Production & Copyright: Aka | ARCHITECTURE KIDS ATHENS
Under the Auspices and with the Support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports

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