Borders of Fear: Migration, Security & Control





Disruption Network Lab


Berlin (DE) and online





Disruption Network Lab conference, ‘BORDERS OF FEAR: Migration, Security & Control’

2-day conference in Berlin, with limited audience, at Kunstquartier Bethanien, and will also be livestreamed, from 27-29 November 2020. Journalists, activists, advocates, lawyers, researchers and critical thinkers unveil the persecution, control, and cultural violence around borders & migration. Curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli.

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Friday, November 27 · 2020
16:00 · OPENING
16:10—16:30 · SHORT FILM: Best of Luck with the Wall + TALK
Short Film by Josh Begley (Artist & Filmmaker, Intercept / Field of Vision, US) & Talk by Renata Avila (Lawyer, Author & Advocate, GTM).

16:30—18:00 · PANEL
Sally Hayden (Freelance Investigative Journalist and Photographer, IE), Philipp Schönberger (Coordinator, Refugee Law Clinic Berlin on Samos,, DE), Franziska Schmidt (Coordinator, Refugee Law Clinic Berlin on Samos,, DE). Moderated by Roberto Perez-Rocha (Director for the International Anti-Corruption Conference Series at Transparency International, MEX/DE).

18:00—18:45 · BREAK

18:45—20:15 · PANEL
Hanaa Hakiki (Legal Advisor, ECCHR Migration Program, DE), Dimitra Andritsou (Forensic Architecture Borders Programme, GR/DE), Nicole Vögele (Filmmaker and Reporter, CH). Moderated by Likhita Banerji (Human Rights & Technology Researcher, Amnesty International, IN/DE)

Saturday, November 28 · 2020
16:00—16:10 · INTRO
16:10—16:30 · INVESTIGATION
Nello Scavo (Investigative Journalist, IT)

16:30—17:30 · CONVERSATION
Yoseph Zemichael Afeworki (ERI/ETH/LUX), Ambre Schulz (Project Officer, Passerell, LUX). Moderated by Sally Hayden (Freelance Investigative Journalist and Photographer, IE)

17:30—18:15 · BREAK
18:15—19:45 · PANEL
Gaia Giuliani (Permanent Researcher, Centro de Estudos Socias /CES, University of Coimbra, IT/PT), Claudia Aradau (Professor of International Politics, Department of War Studies, King’s College London, UK), Joana Varon (Founder at Coding Rights, Tech and Human Rights Fellow at Harvard Carr Center, BR). Moderated by Walid El-Houri (Researcher, Journalist & Filmmaker, Lead Editor at openDemocracy, LBN/DE).

19:45—20:00 · CLOSING
Sunday, November 29 · 2020
16:00—17:30 · COMMUNITY PANEL
Regina Catrambone (Co-founder and Director of MOAS – Migrant Offshore Aid Station, IT/MLT), Thomas Kalunge (Strategy advisor/Agile Project Manager, Migrant Media Network / r0g_agency, KE/DE) and Mattea Weihe (Cultural Mediator, Sea-Watch e.V., DE). Moderated by Michael Ruf (Writer & Director, Mittelmeer-Monologe, DE).

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