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INTERCULTURAL GARDENS: THE USE OF SPACE BY MIGRANTS AND THE PRACTICE OF RESPECT

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The experience of intercultural gardens entails questions of respect and of use of space. By definition, being a migrant means being in search of a new space of life. Migrants often lack spaces of interaction outside the limits of their home and work environments, spaces that would allow them to construct social capital. This place of interaction can be considered a human fundamental need that is essential for integration into a society. Intercultural gardens respond to a specific need of migrants, implying the active respect and collaboration of other societal actors and offering a space for practicing self- and mutual respect. Examination of the experience of intercultural gardens will help us understand how the use of space by migrants can be constitutive of respect and important for the realization of self-respect.

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