PARSE Dialogue: Art and Migration, Part 1

Elyas Alavi, I wish borders could become drunk, 2018, performance art during Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, (photo credit:  Snehargho Ghosh).

Art and Migration: A series of three dialogues inquiring into the embodied, affective, performative, material, visual, and spatial politics of cross-border human mobilities, through arts/design as well as other disciplines and practices. Part 1: October 19, Gothenburg.

Date: October 19, 2018, at 15.00 to 18.30
Place: Glashuset, Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden


Dagmawi Yimer, Elyas Alavi, Nuraini Juliastuti, Antje Missbach, and Shahram Khosravi.

Among many other conceivable topics, the dialogue will engage with such questions as:-

How are lived experiences of these complex entanglements understood by differently positioned people as expressed in arts/design, activism, migration studies and other disciplines?

– How do people counteract, subvert, circumvent, resist, take charge of the everyday practices of these entangled bordering infrastructures?

– How can artists, academics, activist networks, and other civil society groups work together to challenge new forms of bordering in ways that are socially and intellectually relevant?

The dialogues are in collaboration with the Centre for Global Migration, and are led by:
Erling Björgvinsson, Professor of Design, HDK/Academy of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg.

Nicholas De Genova, Scholar of migration, borders, citizenship, race and labour, Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Houston.

Mahmoud Keshavarz, Design scholar and post-doctoral fellow at the Engaging Vulnerability Research Program, Uppsala University.

Tintin Wulia, Artist and post-doctoral fellow at HDK/Academy of Design and Crafts and School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.

photo: Elyas Alavi, I wish borders could become drunk, 2018, performance art during Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, (photo credit:  Snehargho Ghosh).

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