Commons and Learning to Live Together
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This digital research lab is co-organized with the research group “Beyond social cohesion: Global repertoires of living together (RePLITO)” and hosted at the Department of Gender and Media Studies for the South Asian Region at HU Berlin.
Please note that you will need to submit a one-paragraph motivation letter to be able to become a participant of this course.
A full outline of the course syllabus can be found here.
Please note that there will be a preparatory meeting that will take place during the usual class hours one week before the class starts. In this meeting, we will introduce you how the platform works and we will offer technical support so that everybody is technically ready for the first session.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Nagehan Uskan lives in Lesbos Island (Greece). After studying cinema at Bologna and Lyon II Universities, she finished her PhD at the Sociology Department of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul. She conducted a postdoctoral research on the topic of the visual self-representation of migration at the University of Fribourg, in Switzerland. She has been part of different grassroots visual media collectives with migrants in Lesbos Island.
Salim Nabi completed his master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies at York University, Toronto; after receiving his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at the same institution. Since 2016, he has researched the refugee situation on the Greek island, Lesbos. His most recent works have been concerned with the possibilities of an “affirmative biopolitics” emerging on this liminal island at the intersection of migration and anti-authoritarian movements. His current interests encompass an interdisciplinary approach to various topics such as Feminism, Commons, Co-Living beyond Anthropocentrism, Solidarity vs Humanitarianism in Refugee Settings on Europe’s Borders, Borderized Spaces and Subjectivities. His last publications are Invisible Lives as an Emerging Paradigm: Covid-19 and the Refugee Situation in Lesbos, Greece (Refugee Review vol. 5 – forthcoming), Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry (Book Review for Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees vol. 37 – forthcoming), The Human: The Living Being whose proper place is displacement. (Βορεια-Βορειοανατολικά, Μυτιληνη, Λεσβος, 2020).