A conversation with Dr Nishat Awan (Goldsmiths, University of London), Prof Engin Isin (Queen Mary, University of London), Niccolò Milanese (European Alternatives)
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (12 Nov 2018)
Ten years of economic and political crises have pitted North versus South, East versus West, citizens versus institutions. In this context, the demand to “take back control” of the decisions that affect their everyday lives might resonate with many people in the UK as well as across and beyond the European continent. Yet, what is left in the dark all too often is exactly who is taking control of what. Today, as European democracies are increasingly infiltrated by nationalistic, xenophobic and far-right sentiment, the question of how migrants and other “citizens beyond borders” might be able to enact political agency across national boundaries, might be one of the most pressing issues of the contemporary moment.
This timely event brings together expert speakers from academia, art and activism to discuss the hidden vitality of people acting across borders, where civil society and social movements show that alternatives to the status quo already exist.
Dr Nishat Awan (Goldsmiths, University of London, author of Diasporic Agencies), Prof Engin Isin (Queen Mary, University of London, author of Citizens Without Frontiers), and Niccolò Milanese (European Alternatives, co-author of Citizens of Nowhere