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◊ 27.06.2024 Tales of the Diasporic Ordinary hosts Dr. Christine Okoth (King’s College London)

June 27, 6-8PM
Unter den Linden 6, Room 3059.

Join us for an evening talk on:

‘Managed Mobility and the Documentary Tradition’

Against the backdrop of salt mining in Niger and at the meeting point between French colonialism and contemporary policies around ‘managed migration,’ this paper is interested in the work that documentation performs in perpetuating racial logics around right and proper movement. Building on recent work on early non-fiction film I read the work of poet and filmmaker Ladan Osman, whose travelogue Alien Citizen Field Notes and poetry collection Exiles of Eden both recover the history of anthropological depictions of nomadic communities and link that history to the contemporary policing of movement during the so-called ‘migrant crisis.’ The paper concludes on a reading of a scene in Idrissou Mora-Kpai’s documentary Arlit, deuxième Paris (2005), where the Nigerien town that was once the centre of the French uranium boom has been transformed into a last stop for persons who have been intercepted on their way to Europe.

Christine Okoth is Lecturer in Literatures and Cultures of the Black Atlantic in the Department of English at King’s College London. Prior to coming to King’s, Christine was Research Fellow in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick where she worked on Mike Niblett and Chris Campbell’s Leverhulme-funded project ‘World Literature and Commodity Frontiers.’ She is currently writing a book entitled Race and the Raw Material and her work has been published in Feminist Theory, Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Modern Fiction Studies, Cambridge Quarterly, and Textual Practice.

2024-06-18 | Posted by Alexis Mertens
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◊ 17.06.2024 “Schwarze Feministische Frequenzen // Anger Has a Sound.“

Guest lecture by Anne Potjans at IZfG, Universität Greifswald. Read more here.

2024-06-04 | Posted by Alexis Mertens
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◊ 07.06.24 Agora Hysteria #2: Speculative Biographies

Speculative Biographies, Sophiensaele, 5pm

On June 7, the Agora Hysteria will be dedicated to transnational adoption. Under the title Speculative Biographies, the power relationship between the global South and North will be highlighted. Amongst others, kimura byol lemoine, Canadian artist and activist, will show video works and objects; researcher and author Anja Sunhyun Michaelsen will provide insights into their own research. The day will also feature visual artist Rae (Mee-Jin) Tilly. In the evening, Olivia Hyunsin Kim invites you to her legendary dance karaoke Everybody Danceoke.

2024-06-04 | Posted by Alexis Mertens
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◊ 26.05.24 QHM Collective Readings: BIPoC und jüdische Koalitionen in den 1990ern & Some Notes on Love and Struggle in Times of War

Writing the Archive #2: BIPoC und jüdische Koalitionen in den 1990er Jahren

Gemeinsam lesen wir über lesbisch-feministische Koalitionen zwischen “Immigrantinnen, Schwarzen deutschen, jüdischen und im Exil lebende Frauen,” die in den 1990er Jahren in Deutschland stattgefunden haben. Ausgangspunkt sind zwei Kongresse in Bremen und Köln, die als Reaktion auf die Zunahme rassistisch motivierter Gewalt, aber auch vor dem Hintergrund gemeinsamer Ausgrenzungserfahrungen in der weißen Frauenbewegung organisiert wurden. Unter Anleitung von Wassan Ali und Farzada Farkhooi.

Writing the Archive #2: Some Notes on Love and Struggle in Times of War. A Queer/Trans POC Anti-War Zine

Culture jamming against the war, traumatic amnesia and notes on despair: attendees read passages from the Anti-War Zine by Bianca Ortiz and others on the U.S. invasion on Iraq in 2003. We end the session by reflecting in writing on queer love and human rights in times of warfare. Facilitated by Wassan Ali and Farzada Farkhooi.

2024-05-28 | Posted by Wassan Fouad Ali
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◊ 05.05.24 Archivieren aus feministischer Sicht

Salongespräch:  Archivieren aus feministischer Sicht mit Dr. Celine Barry (EOTO e.V.), Dr. Layla Zami (FU, Intervenierende Künste), Wassan Ali ( Spinnboden e.V ), Eva Kietzmann (Cinemathek, ZLB), Oxana Chi.

2024-04-30 | Posted by Wassan Fouad Ali
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◊ 12.03.24 Deutsches Haus at New York University

Anja Sunhyun Michaelsen will give a talk about „Anachrony and Migrant Memory“.

More information can be found here.

2024-03-12 | Posted by Alexis Mertens
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◊ 08.03.24 Symposium “Queering State Power in Asian Diasporic World-Making“, New York University

Anja Sunhyun Michaelsen will give a talk about „An Archive of Empty Spaces“.

More information can be found here.

2024-03-08 | Posted by Alexis Mertens
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◊ #nachgefragt: Das Podcastformat des Genderblogs – Elahe Haschemi Yekani, Fenja Akinde-Hummel, Thao Ho and Yumin Li

Episode 8 (dts. & engl.):Tales of the Diasporic Ordinary. Aesthetics, Affects, Archives
mit Elahe Haschemi Yekani, Fenja Akinde-Hummel, Thao Ho und Yumin Li. Listen here.

2024-02-15 | Posted by Fenja Hummel
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◊ 18.-19.01.24 Institute Colloquium TODO&Friends: Conversations on Diaspora, Queerness, and Archives, UdL 6, R2249a, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

More information here.

2024-01-18 | Posted by Thao Ho
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◊ 12.01.24 Guest Lecture, NYU Berlin, “Spiritual Sites as Diasporic Gateways, and Places of Collusive Worlding” by Thao Ho

Guest Lecture during a seminar session of “Narrating Migration” instructed by Prof. Radha S. Hegde at New York University, Berlin.

2024-01-12 | Posted by Thao Ho
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