“I wanted to look for a politics for the stranger, and of the stranger, which didn’t require of strangers to become friends with each other or with the host community. I felt that that kind of politics was just too narrow and impossible quite frankly in a very cosmopolitan age.” Ash Amin, Land of Strangers

Time: May 8 at 10.00-12.30.
Location: Lecture hall, floor 3, Mejan Arc, Kungl. Konsthögskolan, Flaggmansvägen 1
, Skeppsholmen.
Language: English 

In the lecture professor Ash Amin will be looking at the rise of xenophobia in Europe, and the play between biopolitics, phenotypical racism, and everyday conviviality, in regulating the balance between aversion and inclusiveness. The talk will draw on the book Land of Strangers.

Ash Amin is Professor of Geography at Cambridge University. He is the author of Land of Strangers and coauthor (with Patrick Cohendet) of Architectures of Knowledge: Firms, Capabilities, and Communities. Ash Amin is known for his work on the geographies of modern living, for example thinking urban and regional society as relationally and materially constituted; and globalization as an everyday process that thoroughly reconstitutes meanings of the local. He has also contributed to thinking on the economy as a cultural entity, while his writings on race and multiculturalism have helped change policy work on the management of ethnic diversity.

Organizers: Resources.Lab/12, Mejan Arc, Kungl. Konsthögskolan, in collaboration with Kulturgeografiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet. This lecture is part of the course Search of Common Ground: Resources.Lab/12.

Registration: Register at the latest on May 6, to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Notice, there are a limited number of seats (50). Text to read before the lecture can be sent out in advance. 


Henrietta Palmer and Katarina Nitsch