Kateřina Sidiropulu Janků: "Contested Borderscapes. Voting by feet, hands and tongues in the island of Λέσβος”
25. října 2017 15:15 – 16:45
The conference “Contested Borderscapes. Transnational Geographies vis-à-vis Fortress Europe” took place in University of the Aegean, Mitilini, capital city of the Greek island Lesbos, this autumn. The aim was to bring together scholars, activists and artists to debate about contemporary conditions of everyday borderscapes in Europe after the asylum system shake in 2015-2016; bringing transdisciplinary perspectives and to a certain extent making a political statement.
I got the opportunity to come to Lesbos and make experimental on-site discoursive intervention “Fixing ruptures in the neighborhood”. I will share with you what happened within the three days of my fieldwork and what I suggested as an intervention at the end of it.
Besides that, I would like to reflect on the conference event itself, fot that purpose I chose the reading of essay by two political scientists, Lorenzo Rinelli and Sam Okoth Opondo.
I am now working on a text based on my work in Mitilini, if you are interested to look up the draft before the CCM meeting, please, let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org