Witnessing the Transition: Moments in the Long Summer of Migration
E-book project in collaboration with refugees, migrants, and students of Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Launch 19.07.2017 19:00
With Arjun Appadurai, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Gökce Yurdakul, Regina Römhild, Anja Schwanhäußer, Birgit zur Nieden, Jelena Jovicic, Josefine Sarkez, Anne Van Wetteren and Michael Westrich
The so-called refugee crisis turned out to become, as we now call it, a long summer of migration in 2015. Following earlier movements across European borders, the arrival of a large number of refugees and migrants changed the realities in Berlin, Germany, and Europe in significant ways. Since then, local, national, and European politics in reaction to these movements increasingly polarize between hospitality and hostility. The e-book project brought together professors and students as citizens and scholars who got involved in everyday personal, empirical, ethnographic encounters with these moving realities. The authors document our common efforts to bear witness of the social, cultural and political transition resulting from these processes in Berlin and beyond.
With readings, discussions and comments by the editors Gökce Yurdakul, Regina Römhild, Anja Schwanhäußer, Birgit zur Nieden, and the authors Jelena Jovicic, Josefine Sarkez, Anne Van Wetteren, Michael Westrich.
Followed by a discussion with Arjun Appadurai (New York University & Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (SAVVY Contemporary).