11 May 2023 Start
11 May 2023 End
4 pm CEST Time
Online Seminar

e-mail.: [email protected]

Rethinking Borders through the Borderscaping Looking Glass

Thursday, May 11, 2023

The BORDERSCAPE Project, Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures Polish Academy of Sciences, is organising a series of online seminars, on Thursdays at 4 pm CEST, on May 11, May 25 and June 8.

The first lecture (Thursday 11 May 2023, 4 pm CEST, online on MicrosoftTeams):
“Rethinking Borders through the Borderscaping Looking Glass:
A Collaborative Ethnographic Research in the Italian/Tunisian Borderscape”
by Prof. Chiara Brambilla, University of Bergamo.

This seminar explores the critical conceptual, methodological, and applied potential of the emerging conceptualisation of the border as borderscaping to investigate imaginations and practices of border making from the geopolitical level to the level of social practices, cultural production, and everyday life. Specifically, I argue that borderscaping fosters a productive understanding of border imaginations and practices by highlighting three aspects: the politics-aesthetics nexus; the ‘time-print’ of borders; the need for a political and performative method.

In the seminar, I will provide examples from my multi-sited collaborative ethnographic research with young people in the Italian/Tunisian borderland that serve to inquire into conceptual, methodological, and applied potentialities of borderscaping.

To attend this seminar please use the following Microsoft Teams link or email [email protected] :