Ongoing – Critical Refugee Studies @ Floating University

Join us at the dreamy outdoors premises of the Floating University from June until September for group readings of texts from the field of Critical Refugee Studies & for related activities, such as film screenings, discussions, creative collabs, etc.

Critical Refugee Studies is a fairly new discipline exploring the social, historical, political, and cultural dimensions of displacement through a variety of different critical approaches. In the following months, we want to examine together some of the key topics through group readings and other activities. The texts branch into the postcolonial, critical race, and intersectional feminist theory and connect the issues of displacement with climate change/climate disaster. If the conditions allow, our group readings will be complemented with screenings of selected short films and/or discussions of artistic practices relevant to the field. Self-initiated art and activist projects will be highly encouraged; we hope to form a group where we can collaborate creatively. We also welcome other ideas and look forward to shaping this experience together.

We’d like to meet at the Floating University every second Thursday evening from 10.06. until 30.09. between 19 and 21h. If there is enough interest, we can organize additional online meetings on Thursdays in-between and continue after September.

If you’d like to join us, send us an email with a short self-introduction: