04/12-04/13: SAVE THE DATE! Mobilizations and Migrations Conference

Photo Credit: https://www.cnn.com/2016/06/24/africa/red-africa-calvert-22/index.html


The Center for Place Culture and Politics presents its 2019 annual conference, Mobilizations and Migrations

Friday April 12: Elebash Recital Hall, Graduate Center, CUNY (365 Fifth Avenue).

Saturday April 13: The People’s Forum (320 West 37th St).

However the international order is characterized, it is clear that various forms of internationalism are in distress. These are at work both in producing violent conflagration and in generating moving populations across the globe (migrant labor, refugees, asylum seekers, exiles, emigres, etc.). How, then, can internationalism be thought and articulated anew? How can it productively and creatively address various modes of encounter and representation? How can it build on radical genealogies of international solidarity in ways that interlink vital discussions of borders and walls with the systemic relations of racial capitalism and its spatial fixes in the current conjuncture? How do migrations mediate mobilizations as political possibility? Do revolutionary/decolonial reconfigurations of people in/against territories represent the new horizon of internationalism? How does culture, for instance, mediate the complex parameters of space, place, and the movements between both to fathom contemporary crises and to enable a positive knowledge of their solution?

The 2019 CPCP Conference intends to bring together activist scholars/scholarly activists from across the disciplines and beyond in order to figure new dimensions of mobilization as and from migrations. The focus on movement and movements offers the possibility of constructive dialogue on specific spatial constellations in the present that does not lose sight of their historical constituents and political differences yet is willing to meet the challenge of their articulation.

Speakers include:

Sónia Vaz Borges, Ana Naomi de Sousa, Nick Estes, Javiela Evangelista, DeeDee Halleck, Christina Heatherton, Shahram Khosravi, Laura Y. Liu, Angela Naimou, Sana N’Hada, A. Naomi Paik,  Vijay Prashad and Mamyrah Dougé-Prosper, and Alper Sen.



Organized by the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Cosponsored by The Center for the Humanities, Graduate Center, CUNY, the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC), the Committee on Globalization and Social Change, and the People’s Forum. The conference is is free and open to the public.