• Third HOSTILE TERRAIN 94/FFM event: Deadly Borders and Activist Interventions in the European Migration Space

    Third HOSTILE TERRAIN 94/FFM event: Deadly Borders and Activist Interventions in the European Migration Space. March 18, 2021, 7pm CET (Language: English)

    Online Roundtable with Natalie Gruber (Border Violence Monitoring Network), Charles Heller (Forensic Oceanography) & Jacob Berkson (Alarm Phone)

    Moderator: Valeria Hänsel (Border Monitoring Aegean)

    The so-called 'Refugee Crisis' of 2015 turned Eeuropean borders into closely surveilled zones, where, simultaneously the migrants' right to move freely has been resticted and violated. Pushbacks in the Mediterranean Sea and at borders across the EU-Turkey migration space caused humiliation, physical injuries and even death of thousands of migrants in recent years. Activists problematize the presence of migrant search and rescue agencies in the migration space failing to intervene and save lives; but they also went further by introducing their own investigations, search-and-rescue actions and political campaigns. In this event, our speakers will talk about what they understand by activism and intervention targeting the border violence across and at the peripheries of Europe. They will also address questions such as how to deploy the visual analysis and mapping in the investigation of migrant deaths, how to collaborate with other activists and in what ways different activists may communicate with each other and increase the impact of strategic action against the (in)action of state agencies.

    For further information and registration see here.

  • Second HOSTILE TERRAIN 94/FFM event: Online roundtable discussion "Border Perspectives from Afghanistan, Iran & Turkey"

    Second HOSTILE TERRAIN 94/FFM-event: Online roundtable discussion "Border Perspectives from Afghanistan, Iran & Turkey". Meeting the “Hostile Terrain 94 Frankfurt” contributors. March 9, 2021, at 6pm CET (Language: English)

    Online Roundtable with presentations by Ali Sadeqi (artist, Iran); Kemal Vural Tarlan (documentary photographer, Turkey), and Morteza Rezai (graphic designer & artist, Iran)

    Further discussants: Mostafa Mazari (photographer, Iran) Reza Heidari Shahbidak (photographer, Afghanistan)

    Moderator: Hilal Alkan (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, ZMO)

    How is border politics in the Middle East captured by different aesthetics? This online roundtable brings together artists from Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey who contribute to the “Hostile Terrain 94 Frankfurt” show. The presenters, living in the border regions, reflect on the consequences of geopolitical border regimes on countries, communities and personal lives. In their works, they have intensely and creatively visualized borderlands, border crossers, from people fleeing war to nomadic populations, and how conflict and shifting regimes produce im/mobilities. The roundtable will reflect how their work relates to the border realities and the various approaches, genres, and styles they apply and develop in their art pieces and documentaries. Art is not just representation but rather an active form of engagement and can serve as a form of resistance and intervention to these border realities.

    For further information and registration see here.

  • First HOSTILE TERRAIN 94/FFM online Questions & Answers Session "From Deserts to Shores"

    Our colleagues H. Pınar Şenoğuz, Malihé Bayat Tork and Friedemann Yi-Neumann are the organisers of the HOSTILE TERRAIN 94 exhibition in Frankfurt/ Main. The event "From Deserts to Shores: Engaged Archaeologies of Flight and Migration. An American-European Dialogue on Hostile Terrains" on 4 March 2021, 6pm, will feature Prof. Jason de León, Austin E. Shipman, Nicole Smith and Gabriel Canter (University of California/ The Undocumented Migration Project) & Prof. Yannis Hamilakis, Ayşe Şanlı & Darcy Hackley (Brown University). More information and registration for the event here.

  • Ausstellung "MOVING THINGS. Zur Materialität von Flucht und Migration"

    Es ist soweit! Wir freuen uns, zu verkünden, dass die Finanzierung für die Ausstellung "Moving Things" steht! Voraussichtlich Ende 2021/ Anfang 2022 (tba) eröffnet sie ihre Tore - als finales Outcome aus unserem Forschungsprojekt!

    Wir freuen uns auf dieses neue Kapitel und arbeiten bereits fleißig am Konzept. Stay tuned!

  • Lecture series: "Object Links – Things in Relations"

    At the beginning of the week, on October 19, 2020, our colleague Friedemann Yi-Neumann gave a lecture at the Interdisciplinary Centre for the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period (IZMF)/IMAREAL of the University of Salzburg entitled 'From Object Links to Accumulated Dispossessions. Conditions and Dismaterialization of Forced Migration'. The lecture series will continue until the end of January 2021.

  • One week to go till the EASA conference!

    The conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) will take place online this year. Our project is present at the conference with the panel 105 "The Materiality of Migration: From 'bare necessities' to 'promising things'".

  • “I FEEL” - A New Special Exhibit in Friedland!

    "The exhibition "I feel" of the Museum Friedland and the alliance NIEDERSACHSEN PACKT AN in the historical Nissenhütte is dedicated to the artistic processing of flight and displacement. The words "I feel" pervade all works in the exhibition. They stand for emotions, loss, and fear, but also hope.” (Museum Friedland) Here you can take a virtual tour through the exhibition and view the gallery. The team of the Museum Friedland and we as the project team are delighted about your (digital) visit!

  • One conference completed and next to come

    We successfully completed our project conference in mid-May. We met our international colleagues online via our conference-page and had very constructive and fruitful discussions. Here you can enjoy the keynote-speeches, download the conference booklet and take a look at the posterpresentations. The next conference is just around the corner: the EASA 2020.

  • We are organizing an online conference for May 2020!

    Because of the current global situation, we decided to change the project-conference that is taking place from May 13th to 16th into an online format. In the next weeks the website will be expanded into a platform for the conference and will soon host videos of the keynote talks and virtual meetingrooms.

  • Call for Papers: Panel105 at the EASA 2020 in Lisbon!

    We are very happy to announce that “The Materiality of Migration: From ‘bare necessities’ to ‘promising things’” has been accepted as a panel for EASA 2020 in Lisbon. The call for papers opens today and will close on 20 January 2020. Andrea Lauser, Sarah Mallet and Antonie Fuhse are the convenors of the panel. Please contact them if you are interested in contributing an abstract for this panel. Please note that paper proposals must be made via the EASA webpage.

  • "Mobile Things" in St. Pölten

    Today, our colleague Friedemann Yi-Neumann is invited to the FH St. Pölten in order to discuss the possibilities of examining mobility and migration from a material perspective with scientists of the project "Mobile Things, People and Ideas" (https://www.mobiledinge.at/). There, he will also present preliminary results of our project.

  • Our project goes global

    On September 20th, Professor Andrea Lauser introduced our project “On the Materiality of (Forced) Migration” to an interested audience at the Seoul National University. She talked about the research context in Germany, the museum in Friedland, the theoretical background and the aims and ambitions of the project.

  • Call for Papers: project conference 2020

    For our international project conference "Materializing the Transient: Ethnographies and Museums in the Study of (Forced) Migration" from 14 to 16 May 2020, we are accepting contributions dealing with temporality, methods, emotions, camps or the representation of migration.

    Abstracts (up to 300 words) will be accepted by our coordinators until 31 October 2019. Further information here.

  • Our website is now also available in English!

    We are happy to present a small relaunch today: our website is now bilingual (de|en)! The small shift button is located at the top right of every page, next to the menu. Step by step the not yet available content will be translated.

    We are looking forward to and welcome new English-speaking visitors and wish you lots of fun and insightful moments!

  • Workshop im Stadtlabor

    Im Rahmen des Stadtlabors "Migration bewegt Göttingen“ laden wir am
    27. Juli 2019 von 14 bis 17 Uhr zu einem Workshop zum Thema "Unternehmen Postmigration. Ökonomische Einblicke in die aktuelle Stadtgesellschaft“ im Stadtlabor (Schildweg 1 in Göttingen) ein.

    Der Workshop gibt die Möglichkeit, mit migrantischen und postmigrantischen Unternehmer*innen in Göttingen ins Gespräch zu kommen. Was sind ihre Pläne, Zukunftsvisionen und Perspektiven, welche (spezifischen) Erfahrungen haben sie im Laufe Ihrer Selbststänigkeit gemacht?

    Kommt zahlreich!

  • Workshopbericht "Göttingen als Zufluchtsort"

    Zu dem Workshop, der am 28.06. im Stadtlabor stattfand, haben wir einen kurzen Bericht verfasst, den Sie hier nachlesen können!

  • Der Konferenzbericht ist da

    Unsere Teammitglieder Friedemann Yi-Neumann und Hatice Pınar Şenoğuz waren Anfang Juni als Sprecher*innen beim internationalen Symposium
    "HomING: Displacement, suspension, projections and achievements in making home on the move" im norditalienischen Trient.

    Die beiden haben einen ausführlichen Bericht darüber verfasst, den Sie hier nachlesen können.

  • Workshop im Stadtlabor

    Im Rahmen des Stadtlabors "Migration bewegt Göttingen“ laden wir in Zusammenarbeit mit dem FlüchtlingsCafé Göttingen am
    28. Juni 2019 um 19 Uhr zu einem Workshop zum Thema "Göttingen als Zufluchtsort: Alltagserfahrungen, Kämpfe um Anerkennung und solidarische Netzwerke“ ein.

    Der Workshop gibt Perspektiven Raum, die in den medialen Diskursen wenig Beachtung finden und eröffnet kleine und große Möglichkeiten gegenseitiger Unterstützung, um gemeinsam zu überlegen, was ganz praktisch für ein solidarisches Zusammenleben in Göttingen (und darüber hinaus) notwendig ist.

    Wir freuen uns über Ihren/euren Besuch!

  • Projektkonferenz 2020

    Die Planungen für unsere Projektkonferenz im nächsten Jahr laufen bereits: "Materializing the Transient: Ethnographies and Museums in the Study of (Forced) Migration" beleuchtet vom 14. bis 16. Mai 2020 in verschiedenen Panels das Konferenzthema mit dem Fokus auf Methoden, Emotionen, Camps und die Repräsentation von Migration.

    Eingeladen sind Vorträge, die auf theoretisch fundierten ethnographischen Fallstudien aus der ganzen Welt basieren.

    Der entsprechende Call for Papers wird in Kürze hier veröffentlicht.

  • Wir sind online!

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