Perceptions of migration in the Mediterranean

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2016•11•29    16:00 - 18:30
    Barcelona, Spain

    At a time of unceasing “crises” connected to migrants or refugees flows both in national, European and international political debates and in the media, there is a need to carefully consider causes and effects of mobility and to reflect on a crucially related issue that will be the main focus of this workshop: perceptions of migration and their policy implications.

    This workshop, jointly organized by the Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility of the United Nations University (UNU-GCM) and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), aims to contribute to analyzing and understanding both socio-political and visual mechanisms underpinning perceptions of migration and mobility in the Mediterranean.

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    Lorenzo Gabrielli (visiting researcher at IEMed; GRITIM-UPF): “Off Camera. How photographic representation of Melilla’s border are framing perceptions on mobility: a gender focus”

    Parvati Nair (UNU-GCM): “The Razor’s Edge: Image and Corporeality at Europe’s Borders”


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