Book Launch Invitation
Savvy Contemporary, Plantagenstraße 31, 13347 Berlin-Wedding
Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 18.00 - 21.00
"Witnessing the Transition. Moments in the Long Summer of Migration"
An e-book project in collaboration with refugees, migrants, and students of Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
The so-called refugee crisis turned out to become, as we now call it, a long summer of migration in 2015. Following earlier movements across European borders, the arrival of a large number of refugees and migrants changed the realities in Berlin, Germany, and Europe in significant ways. Since then, local, national, and European politics in reaction to these movements increasingly polarize between hospitality and hostility. The e-book project brought together professors and students as citizens and scholars who got involved in everyday personal, empirical, ethnographic encounters with these moving realities. The authors document our common efforts to bear witness of the social, cultural and political transition resulting from these processes in Berlin and beyond.
With readings, discussions and comments by
editors (Gökce Yurdakul, Regina Römhild, Anja Schwanhäußer, Birgit zur Nieden)
With authors reading excerpts of their texts (Jelena Jovičič, Josefine Sarkez, Anne Van Wetteren, Michael Westrich)
Arjun Appadurai (New York University & Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (Savvy Contemporary)
The E-book "Witnessing the Transition. Moments in the Long Summer of Migration" is available for download here.