Shadows of the Dawn: Migration and the Indeterminacy of Community and Immu...

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Brunel University

Artaud Performance Centre

Uxbridge, England UB8 3PQ

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Symposium 2- Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Please find below the draft programme subject to change

13:30 Welcome - Artaud Performance Center, Brunel University London

14:oo Opening Address

  • Johannes Birringer, DAP-Lab, Theatre, Brunel University London
  • Maria Kastrinou, Anthropology, Brunel University London

14:15 – 16:oo Workshop 1

  • Mark Neocleous Political Science, Brunel University London) Immunity, Security and the Politics of Auto-immune Disease
  • Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths) End of Man – dealing both with 'the shadows of the dawn' in the sense of the finalist narratives about human extinction and a new tomorrow, and with community and immunity via the analysis of the current turn to populism and of the various forms of social “encystment.”
  • Fuad Marei (Freie Universität Berlin) on resistance geography

16:oo – 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 -18:15 Workshop 2

  • Maria Kastrinou (Anthropology, Brunel University) The guests of Lesbos: Hospitality among Syrian refugees in Greece
  • Salam Said (economist and activist)
  • Adam Ramadan (Human Geography in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Birmingham University)
  • Effie Plexousaki (Social Anthropology, Lesbos, Greece)

18:15 Refreshments

18:45 -21:oo Workshop 3 and Performance


Caridad Svich (playwright, New York) and Taghrid Choucair-Vizoso (director, London): on theatres of resistance, moderated by Johannes Birringer


Film: Olga Danylyuk (Ukraine): Letters to the Unknown Friend in New York (Children of militarized conflict)

Sound Installation

Lambros Pigounis (Greece): Sound performance: Sacrificial Mirror

Image curtesy of IraqiBodies

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Uxbridge, England UB8 3PQ

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