On 28 October 2017, a colourful and artistic protest walked through the streets of Amsterdam The Carnival of the Oppressed Feelings. This performative demonstration was initiated by the Russian artist Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Jakimanskaya) and produced by TAAK (NL). Continue reading Carnival of the Oppressed Feelings
Under Pressure is a short, realistic, not-idealized documentary about de-radicalization of ISIS fighters returning from Syria. In the juvenile prison of Wiesbaden (Germany) there are over 300 inmates. The majority of them are Muslims, whose parents and/or grandparents migrated to Germany. Continue reading De-radicalization of inmates by artist and imam
Affect Matters is a book about relationship. It is about the centrality of affect in our relationships to others, and in particular, it examines the precariousness and ambiguity of our affect-filled lives. Continue reading Affect matters
In August 2016, the Dutch TV programme Nieuwsuur aired a report by Roozbeh Kaboly (TV journalist and producer for Dutch National Television) about a 26-year-old dancer. While millions of Syrians had fled their war-torn country, Ahmad Joudeh was one of those who had to stay behind because he was, as he explained, too poor to escape the war.
Continue reading Dancing for peace
Margea Globensky (School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa) reviewed La fin de l’hospitalité by Fabienne Brugère and Guillaume Le Blanc, (Paris : Flammarion, 2017). This book looks at the refugee crisis and calls for political hospitality. Continue reading The end of hospitality?
Lisa Scullion presented a paper at the conference Ethics and social welfare in hard times (Londen. 1,2 September 2016). The topic of her paper: Conditionality and welfare; exploring marginalized voices. We asked Scullion for a summary of her paper and thank her for providing it. Continue reading Transition from asylum support to mainstream welfare