Avery F. Gordon: Talking Migration

From Up Close: Moving People, Changing Climate

Starting from Bouchra Khalili’s Mapping Journey Project (2008–11), Avery Gordon’s clear thinking elucidates the course of so many flights: fugitive migrants’ journeys taking place between opposing movements. While the actual journey is the result of one person’s agency, it takes place against the great abstract forces of nations and their borders “constructed out of the history of war, empire, and statecraft.” In her reading here and in her significant contribution to rethinking captivity, the subjective geographies of those fleeing are mapped as part of a larger community of resistance and freedom from regimes of oppression across history and geography.

November 12, 2018

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Curated by

Céline Condorelli