On March 1st , 10:00 – 12:00, the second workshop organized within the Processing Citizenship seminar series will take place at the University of Twente with a seminar entitled ‘The Registration imperative: controlling migration, controlling Europe’.
The seminar will see the participation of Bernd Kasparek and Melina Antonakaki.
Bernd Kasparek is a mathematician and cultural anthropologist, working in the fields of Europeanisation, Migration and border studies. In 2016, he was part of the “Transit Migration 2” research team, an ad-hoc research into the de- and restabilisation of the European border regime between Turkey, Greece, Serbia and Hungary. He is currently working as a researcher in the Horizon2020 funded research project RESPOND. He is a member of the german-language Network for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies (kritnet), member of the board of the journal Movements, and member of the board of the research association bordermonitoring.eu.
Melina Antonakaki (MA; Dipl. Biol.) works as a research associate at MCTS-TUM. For the last six years Melina has been an activist and researcher of two highly problematic fields: (1) the question of border crossings as an “epidemiological concern” of the EU and (2) the attempted industrialization of the weird – one could say – queer biology of regeneration. The body vulnerable and the body automaton could work here as conceptual gatherings for her agents, who usually inhabit less-than-human identities, yet in more-than-human politics. It is those encounters and the study of usually off-bounds spaces that is central to Melina’s methodographic sensibility, which is characterised by a commitment to things that do not matter.
What: PC seminar series with Bernd Kasparek and Melina Antonakaki
When: On March 1st , 10:00 – 12:00
Where: Ravelijn, RA 1315, University of Twente, Enschede (NL)