Syrian Refugees in Amsterdam: A Look into Their Home Experiences and Home-Making Strategies
To understand how home experiences and home-making strategies of Syrian refugees differ in environmental settings, this study looks at the two housing projects in Amsterdam. Both projects have mixed residents of refugees and locals, but differ in population, type of project and location. Methodologies used in this study include observations and interviews with various participants such as Syrian refugees, fellow residents in the housing projects, program managers and professionals of related fields. Furthermore, the benefits and drawbacks of two housing projects in terms of ‘feeling at home’ will be analyzed and improvement strategies will be presented.