introduction to the dialogue by Erling Björgvinsson and Nicholas De Genova
Shahram Khosravi: “The time of borders”: Migration and borders are generally perceived and studied as a spatial process and the temporal aspect of migration has received much less attention.
An anthropological account of the lived experiences of the temporal aspect of border practices.
Nuraini Juliastuti: “Afterwork Readings: On Indonesian migrant workers and the act of writing”
Situating writing and reading practices in the everyday life of migrant workers.
Elyas Alavi: “The Uprooted Tree” : Hazara experiences of displacement through an autobiographical and visual arts practice focus, involving reflections on exile and memory, on crossing borders, on longing and the desire to return home; on the wounding nature of traumatic memory; on past and present histories of persecution and displacement; and the experience of homecoming, of ‘breaking the exile’.