Bard College Berlin Presents
Thursday, February 27, 2020 – Monday, March 16, 2020

Border Regimes: Histories, Imaginaries, Futures

Various venues

Spring Semester Lecture Series

In conjunction with the courses:
Agata Lisiak - A Lexicon of Migration
Hanan Toukan - Culture and Resistance; Ways of Seeing: Visual Politics and the Middle East

This lecture series queries the border as an idea and as praxis. Perpetually being made and unmade by geographies of power, the border is a dynamic process shaped by violent regimes of securitization and racialization as well as informal infrastructures, horizontal processes of inclusion, and cultural and political imaginaries of resistance.  By addressing a wide array of topics, histories, and geographies, over the course of the Spring 2020 semester we will discuss with scholars, artists, and activists how music and technology, humanitarianism, walls and murals, the poetics of displacement, literature, archival practices, and decoloniality can intercept the intended cruel effects of barbed wire fences, interment camps, displacement, deportations, and detentions.


February 27, 12:30pm, Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall, Platanenstr. 98a, 13156 Berlin
Diana Abbani
Recorded Sounds Crossing the Borders: Circulation, Encounters and Imaginaries in the Levant during the French Mandate Period (1920-1943)

March 5, 12:30pm, Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall, Platanenstr. 98a, 13156 Berlin
Najat Abdulhaq
Rethinking Borders and Identities: The Emergence of the Arab Jew in Contemporary Novels

March 16, 10:45am
Lyndsey Stonebridge
Refugees ask Refugees: The Poetics of Displacement
Bard Network Event
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CANCELED: March 26, 10:45am, Seminar Room 11, Kuckhoffstrasse 24, 13156 Berlin
Ana Maria Alvarez Monge
What It Really Means to Work in Humanitarianism
In the frame of the Berlin Internship Seminar

CANCELED: April 2, 12:30pm, Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall, Platanenstr. 98a, 13156 Berlin
Himmat Zoubi & Mohammad Jabali
Reclaiming Spaces/Places: On Arab Cultural Production between Jaffa, Haifa and Berlin

CANCELED: April 16, 7:00pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin 
Heba Amin
The General’s Stork
Book Launch

CANCELED: April 30, 12:30pm, Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall, Platanenstr. 98a, 13156 Berlin
Amal Eqeiq
Muralism, Solidarity and Visual Crossing from Mexico to Palestine 

With support from the Mellon-funded Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education

Contact information:  communications@berlin.bard.edu

Location: Various venues

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