The Apatride Society of the Political Others moves on to engage with a different aspect of the ithageneia condition: that of migrant mobility and movement. Migrant mobility is as much a question of movement, multiplication, and transformation as it is one of stasis and resistance. The knowledge produced in and around migration embodies this antithesis: On the one hand, it includes technologies that attempt to make it possible to escape from or avoid border control, recognition, police arrest, enclosure into refugee camps, or xenophobic violence, and on the other hand it produces new forms of occupying and constructing spaces of hospitality. Movement and stasis become interconnected as different facets within the politics of migration and migrants’ survival.
Coordinated by Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, Nelli Kambouri, and Margarita Tsomou
Negotiating Gender in Occupied Spaces that Host Refugees and Migrants in Athens
Talk by Olga Lafazani
Writing My Journey
Reading by Bahar Askavzadeh
Technologies of Flight: Notes on Recognition, Denial, Capturing, and the (Under)Commons of Migration
Talk by Brigitta Kuster
Olga Lafazani is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Barcelona and a member of the Network for Social Support of Refugees and Migrants. Lafazani lives and works in Athens.
Bahar Askavzadeh is a writer from Afghanistan. She has written short stories and scripts for cinema and television. She is currently in transit in Greece residing at the City Plaza squat in Athens.
Brigitta Kuster is a cultural researcher, writer, and artist primarily interested in visual and film studies, (post)colonialism, and migration and border studies. Kuster lives and works in Berlin.