The Apatride Society of the Political Others: Introduction to the Society of the Indigenous
with Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, Nelli Kampouri, and Margarita Tsomou

Konstantinos Doumpenidis, Escape Route, 2015

By establishing the notion of ithageneia (the Greek word for “indigenous”) as a condition, The Apatride Society tries to go beyond a Eurocentric perspective, while encouraging the observation of the shifting forms and territories of contemporary colonialities and new imperatives in the production of global and local subjectivities. The Apatride Society aspires to become a forum for debate, addressing how political Otherness (including the conditions of migration, precarity, dispossession, and statelessness as well as political, racial and sexual minorities) can be articulated today through occupations, resistance, and acts of citizenship.

Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz is a Bolivian-German writer, editor, and philosopher specializing in materialist aesthetics, colonial economy, and the history of Latin American art. Since 2014 he has been a founding member of São Paulo’s Seminário Público Micropolíticas and cocoordinator of P.A.C.A. (Program for Autonomous Cultural Action). Hinderer Cruz lives and works in São Paulo.

Nelli Kambouri is a gender scholar who has been working at the Center for Gender Studies in the Department of Social Policy of Panteion University in Athens since 2005. She teaches classes on gender, labor, and social policy and conducts research on gender and logistics. Kambouri lives and works in Athens.

Margarita Tsomou is a Greek author, publisher, dramaturge, and curator. She is the publisher of the popfeminist magazine Missy Magazine and writes for German newspapers and radio. She is currently finishing her book on the “Representation of the Many,” in the context of the Greek Indignados Movement and the occupation of Syntagma Square in Athens in 2011. Tsomou lives and works in Berlin.

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