Book presentation, work session, and panel discussion

The context of the years following the Cold War and the emergence of new transnational realities, which we simplify under the term ‘globalization,' entail a proper change in thinking regarding the contemporary world. Conceptually, we know this as a period of modernization.

The resulting environment begins with the new century, with realities that extend beyond the political, legal, social, and even cultural accords that framed and distinguished the 20th century. One of these realities, perhaps the most important, is that which is expressed through south-to-north migrations, that is, millions of people exercising their right to flee in search of a better and brighter future.

From the point of view of democratic radicalization, the most eloquent consequence of a movement of this nature breaks down in the form of a nation-state and, in general, in models of citizenship and politics linked to this reality which has, today, been exceeded. Illegal alien movements in Europe, everything that happens in the extreme northern and southern borders, including their heavy militarization, citing as a nearby example the recent history of Ceuta and Melilla, the increased presence of internal borders within the metropolis, the socialized revolt of the banlieues and even the emergence of hybrid forms of socialization and culture that go beyond the essential; all of this acting to perturb legal citizens and requiring a different way of thinking about politics and citizenship that goes beyond the existing legal framework.

Allan Sekula "Waiting for Tear Gas", 1999


MONDAY, APRIL 24 at 7:30 pm
Migration within the context of globalization.
Participants include Sandro Mezzandra and Yann Moulier Boutang. Presented by Carlos Prieto.

4 pm: work session about migration within globalization
7:30 pm: Roundtable discussion. The revolt of the banlieues and metropolitan peripheries. Presented by Tomás Herreros. Participants in clued Xavier Martínez, Sandro Mezzadra, Yann Moulier Boutang and Hibai Arbide.

PARTICIPANTS Hibai Arbide. Participant in Espai de Desobediència a les Fronteres and in various metropolitan movement initiatives. Tomás Herreros. Professor of psychology at the University of Barcelona and a member of the Ateneu Candela ( Xavier Martínez. Social worker and participant in the Col·lectiu Intercultural de Terrassa (Terrassa Intercultural Collective) and in various metropolitan movement initiatives. Sandro Mezzadra. Professor of political science at the University of Bologna and co-director of DericeApprodi magazine. Yann Moulier Boutang. Director of Multitudes magazine and professor at various university throughout France. Carlos Prieto del Campo. Militant and editor; director of the collection Cuestiones de antagonismo (Ediciones Akal) and editor of New Left Review in Spanish version. Member of the Universidad Nómada/GMS.

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