Land of Strangers
Open lecture with Ash Amin

Time: 8 May 2013 at 10:00 - 12:30
Place: Mejan Arc, lecture room, third floor, Royal Institute of Art, Flaggmansvägen 1. 
Language: English

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

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.

The lecture is organised by Resources.Lab/12, Mejan Arc, Royal Institute of Art, in collaboration with the Department of Human Geography, Stockholm. University. The lecture is part of the course In Search of Common Ground: Resources.Lab/12..

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Please note, places are limited to 50. Let us know in time if you like to attend the lecture. Texts can be handed out in advance.

Ash Amin