Comparative-methodological perspectives on borderland inhabitation
A webinar series by the Borderland Working Group
Dwelling, elsewhere is a seminar series about borders, borderscapes and movements over Öresund and beyond. The webinar series is free of charge, but you have to register to receive the Zoom-link. You register on the page for each seminar (click on the link under "Program", below), where you can read more about the presentations.
- Christophe Sohn: The changing meanings of borders in times of rebordering
March 28, 2023
- Ilaria Giglioli: Mediterraneanism as a form of ‘border thinking’?
April 25, 2023
- Larissa Fleischmann: More-than-human borderlands of disease
May 9, 2023
- Elisabeth Boesen: Narrating cross border residential movement in the Greater Region SaarLorLux
June 13, 2023
About the series
This, the second webinar series organised by the Borderland Working Group at CORS, explores fundamental questions about how border research is approached and practiced across professional and disciplinary outlooks. With a focus on methodology in mind, we will explore the possibilities that alternative modes of representation and comparison might generate for critical border studies. Dwelling, elsewhere serves as a starting point for these discussions. Dwelling is something that takes place, in place – to live, inhabit or reside some-how, some-where. This means that dwelling is both an experiential process that is lived and performed, but also performative in the way that "residency" instantiates a rapport between citizens, states and borders. Therefore, borderland inhabitation is deeply shaped and shaped by overlapping materialities and temporalities that unevenly constrain how difference and diversity are expressed in a given territory, as well as the various spaces that human and non-human beings occupy as they move through the landscape.
To this end, the webinar discussions aim to bring together contrasting disciplinary and professional universes to ask: how we can better capture the ways in which borderlands are inhabited – socially, linguistically, materially – by humans and non-humans alike. Specifically:
- What methods, frameworks and practices can we draw upon to better understand how dwelling, elsewhere comes together at the interstices of different boundaries, borders and frontiers?
- In what ways might such modes of (co)-inhabitation transform as boundaries become more permeable, uneven and fragmented?
- How can these comparative, methodological and representational gestures be brought to bear on current realities affecting the Öresund region and beyond?
We welcome contributions from people from all academic, artistic, and professional backgrounds who are interested in discussions focused on the study of borderlands from methodological, comparative, and visual perspectives, especially those interested in sharing ideas and experiences from beyond the Öresund region itself, in order to reflect upon changes occurring within it.
For more information about the Borderland Working Group or to join the mailing list, please write to William Kutz at william [dot] kutz [at] cors [dot] lu [dot] se.
Johanna Rivano Eckerdal
Head of Centre for Oresund Region Studies
johanna [dot] rivano_eckerdal [at] kultur [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 30 35