“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

Tid: Onsdagen den 8 maj kl. 10.00-12.30.
Plats: Föreläsningssalen, plan 3, Mejan Arc, Kungl. Konsthögskolan, Flaggmansvägen 1
, Skeppsholmen.
Spåk: Engelska 

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.

Arrangör: Resources.Lab/12, Mejan Arc, Kungl. Konsthögskolan, i samarbete med Kulturgeografiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet. Föreläsningen är en del av kursen In Search of Common Ground: Resources.Lab/12.

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Henrietta Palmer och Katarina Nitsch

Ytterligare föreläsning
Professor Ash Amin håller också en föreläsning under titeln Telescopic Urbanism på Institutionen för Kulturgeografi. Föreläsningen äger rum i Nordenskiöldsalen, Geovetenskapens hus på Stockholms Universitet, dagen innan, dvs den 7 maj, kl. 16.15-18.00.