DAE Lecture Series
In March 2022, we delivered a talk for the Design Academy Eindhoven's lecture series, titled 'Managing displacement: exclusion in Europe’s politics of migration'.
The intersection of highly funded private bodies, obscure legal frameworks and spatial exclusion has enforced a notion of Europe as a ‘fortress’. As a result, refugees are seen as undesirable political subjects in need of management, deterrence and, therefore, exclusion. Research project System of Systems questions this view of migration in Europe as an issue to be ‘managed’, both within and beyond its periphery, through multiple lenses. Addressing how histories of imperialism, the extractability of resources and the formation of modern nation-states forms an entangled undercurrent to current migration management practices, their talk will situate this context alongside considering collectivity as a necessary ethic when attempting to understand and undermine these regimes.
Further information here.