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Migration and Borders in the Globalised World: Living Together in Conviviality?

Event Label
Panel discussion
Organisational Units
Fine Arts
Location Description
Tanzquartier Wien GmbH
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna

Organized in the frame of the Erasmus + project and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. An event in the scope of Conviviality as Potentiality: From Amnesia to Pandemic towards Convivial Epistemologies (FWF AR 679, 2021–2025).

Border regimes and processes of marginalisation counteract forms of convivial coexistence in different ways in neoliberal nation states, at present as well as in the past. What can be done about this? Which strategies can be used to boost conviviality in this context? And what does it take to make living convivially possible within different societies in the first place?

Suvendrini Perera, Joseph Pugliese, Amani Abuzahra and Monika Mokre will discuss these and other questions on conviviality in a transcontinental panel discussion. Chaired by Marina Gržinić.

An event in the scope of Conviviality as Potentiality: From Amnesia to Pandemic towards Convivial Epistemologies (FWF AR 679, 2021–2025).

Suvendrini Perera is John Curtin Distinguished Emeritus Professor at Curtin University, Australia. Her previous books include: Survival Media (Palgrave, 2017), Australia and the Insular Imagination (Palgrave, 2009) and Reaches of Empire (Columbia University Press, 1992). With Sherene Razack she co-edited At the Limits of Justice: Women of Colour on Terror (Toronto University Press, 2014).

Joseph Pugliese is Professor of Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, Australia. His previous books include: Biometrics: Bodies, Technologies, Biopolitics (Routledge, 2010), State Violence and the Execution of Law: Torture, Black Sites, Drones (Routledge, 2012), and Biopolitics of the More-Than-Human: Forensic Ecologies of Violence (Duke University Press, 2020). 

Amani Abuzahra, who holds a doctorate in philosophy and is an author, is one of the best-known speakers on the topic of anti-Muslim racism in Austria. Her research and lecturing activities have taken her to the USA, Finland, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and the University of Istanbul. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna. Her latest publication: Ein Ort namens Wut (K&S Verlag).

Monika Mokre is a political scientist and senior scientist at the Institute of Cultural Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She teaches at several universities in Vienna. She is politically active in the areas of asylum, migration and prison. Relevant recent publications: Liberation knowledge as a research program. Thinking with Heinz Steinert (Westfälisches Dampfboot, 2022; co-editor), The city as a site of solidarity (transversal 2021; co-editor).

Marina Gržinić is a doctor of philosophy and works as a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Marina Gržinić has published numerous articles, essays and several books and has been a video artist in the field of political film for 40 years. She is currently leading the research project Conviviality as Potentiality (FWF AR 679) with her research team, Dr. Sophie Uitz, Dr. Jovita Pristovšek, Dr. Araba Evelyn Johnston-Arthur, Asma Aiad, MA, and Anahita Neghabat, MA. (

Thanks to: Mag. Angelina Kratschanova, BA, EMBA, Head of International Office, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Prof. Suvendrini Perera, Prof. Joseph Pugliese, Dr. Amani Abuzahra, Dr. Monika Mokre, bibliobox, Tanzquartier (Anna Leon).