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Dwelling, elsewhere

Comparative-methodological perspectives on borderland inhabitation

Dwelling, elsewhere is a seminar series about borders, borderscapes and movements over Öresund and beyond. The webinar series is free of charge, you find the link on the page for each seminar (click on the link under "Program", below), where you can also read more about the presentations. Two of the webinars has been recorded so far, and can be found on YouTube.




The autumn seminars are funded by Centre for Modern European Studies: An Öresund Network of Lund University, Malmö University and the University of Copenhagen (CEMES).

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 (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 (johanna[dot]rivano_eckerdal[at]kultur[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 46 222 30 35