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Jacques Derrida: Of Hospitality

Art and Media

Reading Jacques Derrida: Of Hospitality: Anne Dufourmantelle invites Jacques Derrida to respond by Søren Rafn The late French philosopher Jacques Derrida’s Of Hospitality deals with the question of the foreigner, or the stranger (Derrida’s French term…

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Making The Open City …

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Making The Open City and Urban Identities The Hard Way by Saskia Sassen Cities are one of the key sites where new norms and new identities are made. Cities have played this role at various…

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Jon Erik Nyholm

Freedom, not Frontex

Migration and Borders

There cannot be democracy without global freedom of movement Statement by the network Afrique-Europe-Interact, Welcome to Europe and Network Critical Migration and Border Regime Research. Written March 8 2011. Illustration: A.E.Interact, Jon Erik Nyholm The…

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Deja-vu

Art and Media

by Patrick · Illustration: Rasmus Pæsen The first timid ray of light creeping on to the old peeling wall in the early morning like someone’s husband returning to the marital bedroom from an all night bender,…

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Identification by Investigation

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By Patrick · Illustration by Casper Øbro Identification is an inherent tendency in the nature of human being. When Homo sapiens ceased to be controlled only by gastric reflexes, and began to engage in mental activities…

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Möhlau by Paula Bulling

Art and Media

The short story „Möhlau“ is part of a comic book on asylum politics in eastern Germany. The book “Et les deux jours” (working title) talks about both the living conditions of refugees and the quest…

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City is Migration

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City is Migration: The Urban Arena Under An Ethnographic-Genealogic Perspective by Sabine Hess Translated from German ‘City is Migration’. With these plain and simple words, the urban scholar Erol Yildiriz demonstrates the structural interrelation between…

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Illustration by Mathias Malling Mortense

Maltreatment on their route to Europe

Migration and Borders

The experiences of Somali refugees: Maltreatment on their route to Europe The refugee route from Somalia to Europe is paved with cynicaltraffickers, risky voyages, confiscations, humiliations and torture.It is a scary space, and difficult to…

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Illustration by Arendse Krabbe

Awaiting acceptance

Camps and Asylum

Being a refugee. Being a woman. Being in a camp. In a strange country. Waiting to know the fate of one’s future. Many different factors make up the situations for people seeking asylum. Here we…

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In Search Of The Real Roma

In Search Of The Real Roma

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What does it mean to be a Roma? Few ethnic groups face bigger challenges being accepted than the Roma minority, but maybe the biggest challenge for the Roma people is to define themselves as a…

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