Europeanness on the Threshold
While the EU deals with several socio-political crises, a new candidate is knocking on its doors: Serbia. Challenged by anti-EU referenda, closing borders, high fences and heated debates on refugees, Serbia’s EU accession raises questions on how European citizens relate to the EU’s ongoing project of Eastern enlargement. Specifically, how is the idea of Europe or Europeanness interpreted and contested, and what does it mean to be or become ‘European’? Can we, maybe, learn from Serbia?"
No Man's Land - A Report on Dunkirk and Calais
There are many ways of living. However privileged, (un)lucky, rough, or fun life takes shape, in the end, we all get through the day. The conditions under which we live are of great influence, of course, but how much of it can be defined by our own doing? How much of it is our own choice? What does it mean to live somewhere, to inhabit a place? And what does the desire of living in a place entail? This article is a report on the refugee camps in Dunkirk and Calais.
To Fix What Is Broken: Affect, Opposition and the Re-Creation of Space in Conflict
Often it is a lack of space that forms the origin of conflict. Two people wanting the same spot. Two people too close together for top long. When the lack of space is inflammatory to the creation of a quarrel, the opening up, and the re-creation of space loosens, and calms us down. So far so good. But what does it mean to find oneself in each other's space in the first place? And if so, how to get out unharmed?
Big Oil and Broken Treaties: Settler Colonialism at Standing Rock
When histories like these are omitted from narrative, not taught in schools or memorialised or kept alive, the present is left without a context. It is unanchored, meaningless. The acts of colonisation, however, reverberate through history, upholding the structures of settler colonialism in the unequal relationships between people. Settler colonialism is not one historical event. It is a structure, and the process of settling continues today. That process is not more evident in North America than at Standing Rock.