The Camp and the City: A panel on Architectures of Refuge
John Akomfrah: “Visualizing Migration”
Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel 
  • The Camp and the City: A panel on Architectures of Refuge
  • John Akomfrah: “Visualizing Migration”
  • Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel 

This is War: Notes from Tel Aviv

Noise itself – the sirens and the booms – produces fear and anxiety. It creates a feeling of danger, of violence and of imminent destruction. However, for those in Tel Aviv, this violence and destruction never came. It was felt only through these everyday noises, these sounds that remind Israelis that their “right to exist” is threatened and create the [read more»]

The Camp and the City: A panel on Architectures of Refuge

February 22, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Wednesday, February 22, 4:30-6:30
Skylight Room, The Graduate Center Sean Anderson (Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art, New York) Keller Easterling (Professor, Yale School of Architecture)
Free Migration Anooradha Siddiqi (Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow, New York University; Affiliated Scholar, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta and the British Institute in Eastern [read more»]

John Akomfrah: “Visualizing Migration”

March 16, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Martin E. Segal Theatre
March 16, 4:30-6:30
Segal Theater
John Akomfrah is a widely respected artist and filmmaker, whose works are characterised by their investigations into memory, post-colonialism, temporality and aesthetics and often explore the experience of the African diaspora in Europe and the USA. Akomfrah was a founding member of the influential Black Audio Film Collective, which started in London in 1982 alongside the [read more»]

Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel 

March 30, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Thursday March 30th, 6:30-8:30pm
The Skylight Room Featuring Shiraz Grinbaum (member, Activestills Collective), Oren Ziv (co-founder and member, Activestills collective), Vered Maimon (Tel Aviv University, co-editor Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel), and Basel Alyazouri (member, Activestills collective). Moderated by Siona Wilson (College of Staten Island, the Graduate Center, CUNY). A round-table discussion on the recently published book Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel  (Pluto Press, 2016). [read more»]

Sanctuary: Social, Legal, and Historical Perspectives on an Activist Category

December 08, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barnard College, Julius S. Held Lecture Hall
In the weeks since the election, calls for sanctuary campuses have become central to the preemptive organizing to protect the rights of undocumented people and other vulnerable populations now at intensified risk. What does sanctuary mean in the contemporary United States? An idea with antecedents in medieval religious practice, a sanctuary, was most recently recuperated in the movement to protect [read more»]

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Migration & the Law: Linda Bosniak

November 10, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The CUNY Graduate Center, Room C197
Linda Bosniak
“Amnesty Ethics” November 10
4:30-6:30
Room C197 The idea of “amnesty” has come to structure many debates over irregular immigration. While amnesty’s meaning is usually treated as self-evident, the term in fact signifies in a variety of normative directions. Contestations over amnesty’s legitimacy and proper application serve as a powerful site for analyzing debates over [read more»]

Migration & Sovereignty: Aihwa Ong and Charles Piot

October 20, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
A livestream feed for this event will be available HERE.
(Please note that the stream will only become active at the event start-time) October 20th
2–4 pm
Skylight Room Aihwa Ong “Liberal Enclaves: de- and re- territorializing immigrants”
Some have noted that the Brexit vote represents the re-territorialization of British citizenship by limiting the influx of foreigners. [read more»]

Migration & Mobility: Hagar Kotef and Audra Simpson

September 20, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Center, Room 5109
Hagar Kotef
“Home (and the ruins that remain): An inquiry into the desires of settler colonialism” with a response by Audra Simpson September 20th
4:30–6:30 pm
Room 5109 This talk examines the politics of “home” and the production of political belonging (both national and individual) amidst conditions of structural violence. Focusing on Israel/Palestine, Kotef seeks to understand [read more»]

Symposium: Freedom and Entanglement Across the Black Atlantic

May 06, 2016
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Room 9204, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Friday, May 6
2:00–6:30pm
Rooms 9204 & 9205
The Graduate Center I: Panel | 2:00-4:00pm
ATLANTIC IMPROVISATIONS Vincent Brown (Harvard University)
“The Coromantee War and the Martial Geography of Atlantic Slavery” David Kazanjian (University of Pennsylvania)
“The Brink of Freedom: Improvising Life in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World” Moderated by Kelly Baker Josephs (York College, CUNY) [read more»]