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Migration, Movement, Waiting: On Dynamics between Stagnation and Progression

Conference organized by Prof. Dr. Nadia Al-Bagdadi (IAS CEU), Prof. William O’Reilly, Ph.D. (Cambridge), Prof. Dr. Christopher Balme, Prof. Dr. Burcu Dogramaci, and Prof. Dr. Roland Wenzlhuemer (LMU).

16.09.2019 – 17.09.2019

Conference within the LMU Cambridge Strategic Partnership.

Barriers, fences and borders in Europe forced and still force many prospective migrants to lead lives in suspension, a state of waiting, not knowing when the moment of departure will be, if it will ever arrive. Waiting determines the everyday lives of many refugees and migrants, awaiting permissions, authorizations in an effort to move from one place to another, but also enclosure from a repetitive present to the future. Movement may be the more well known face of migration, but waiting and immobility have shaped as intensely experiences of passage, in the past as well as in the present.

Participants: Tugba Basaran (Cambridge), Guido G. Beduschi (Cambridge), Celine Cantat (CEU), Allegra Fryxell (Cambridge), Jenny Mander (Cambridge), Ines Prodöhl (Bergen), Nailya Shamgunova (Cambridge), Aglaia Weindl (LMU), Miriam Zadoff (LMU).

Panel Discussion on 16 September at 6.30 p.m.:

"Theatricality of Waiting" – Panel Discussion about the Play "What They Want to Hear" with Christopher Balme (LMU), Hassan Akkouch (actor/Munich), Krystel Khoury (Kammerspiele Munich) and Susanne Merten-Wente (Federal Office for Migration and Refugees)

Location and Registration

CAS, Seestraße 13, 80802 München

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