Sorry We're Open!
A Neighborhood Festival about Migration
Scholar Françoise Vergès works and lives in Paris, France. She has published extensively on postcolonial theory, migration politics, creolization, slavery and the economy of predation as well as the anti-colonial thinkers Frantz Fanon and Aimé Césaire. She has also directed two movies on the Caribbean authors Aimé Césaire and Maryse Condé and organized a number of exhibitions at the Louvre on slavery and women.
During Sorry We’re Open Vergès will present a lecture on Muslim women and men in the cities of Europe: how they are policed and how they answer, and about the criminalization of the Black body in society.
Thursday September 22
Poetic Biographies is a music induced poetry and performance evening that connects personal anecdotes, political fictions, and the popular cultures of migration(s).
Special guest of this program is music producer and DJ Nkisi, who will also speak about NON, a collective of African artists, and of the diaspora, using sound as their primary media, to articulate the visible and invisible structures that create binaries in society, and in turn distribute power.
From Camps, Homes, Borders & Laws
Friday September 23
14.00 - 18.00
The conference From Camps, Hotels, Homes, Borders & Laws explores critically the policies, politics and strategies that colonial, international and local governmental bodies as well as (and often hand in hand with) multi-national corporations have shaped to facilitate the criminalization, controlled or hindered movement of (un)documented persons within society and throughout history. With architect, architectural researcher and anti-colonial writer Samia Henni, feminist writer and instigator Flavia Dzodan and project officer ethnic profiling at Amnesty International, Nawal Mustafa.