A Scientific Initiative on/for Border Abolitionism

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Node 13 - Caravan

Ended

Location:
Turkey - Edirne
Start date:
02/2024
End date:
03/2024
Researchers:
R. Ghaffari, E. Zampa (photographer)
Title:
The land gateway to Europe: The border of Bulgaria and Turkey
Abstract:
This caravan extends digital ethnography on People on the Move entry into Europe, focusing on informal cooperative actions within the 'migration industry from below,' exploring concepts like 'moral economy,' 'chav solidarity,' and 'interested solidarity' guiding unauthorized movements.
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Node 05 - Antenna

Ended

Location:
Belgium - Brussels
Start date:
11/2023
End date:
02/2024
Researchers:
L. Amigoni, I. Oubad
Title:
Squatting, Solidarity, and the Right to the City in Brussels: Unraveling the Nexus
Abstract:
‘Squatting in solidarity’: negotiating solidarity politics and social becoming among (un)documented squatters and citizen-led initiatives in Brussels.
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Node 06 - Antenna

Ended

Location:
Morocco - Rabat
Start date:
10/2023
End date:
02/2024
Researchers:
C. Cassarini, M. Lovato
Title:
Exploring Solidarity Spaces in Rabat's Peripheral Urban Landscape
Abstract:
Rabat serves as the inaugural node in the Morocco Antenna, offering a unique perspective on the interactions between the city and the various mobilities navigating through it.
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Node 14 - Experimental

Ended

Location:
Libya - Tripoli
Start date:
10/2023
End date:
02/2024
Researchers:
P. Cuttitta
Title:
Migrant Mobilizations in Libya: Local and Trans-National Forms of Solidarity
Abstract:
The research reconstructs the recent history of self-organized protests by people on the move in Libya, and analyzes the functional and spatial relationship between these initiatives and solidarity in its different forms.
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Node 02 - Experimental

Ended

Location:
Italy - Ventimiglia
Start date:
02/2023
End date:
06/2023
Researchers:
L. Amigoni, I. Oubad
Title:
Ventimiglia
Abstract:
Ventimiglia, “la Porta Occidentale d’Italia”, is a porous borderland, displaying an important tradition of commerce, custom, and smuggling activities.
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Node 09 - Caravan

Ended

Location:
Mauritania - Chami
Start date:
02/2024
End date:
03/2024
Researchers:
C. Cassarini, L. Queirolo Palmas, J. Gonzalez Morandi (film – maker), Andrea Ferraris (illustrator)
Title:
Migrations, Solidarities and Routes (Un)Making in the Atlantic Sahara
Abstract:
This ethnographic caravan explores solidarity and routes (un)making) in the Atlantic Sahara, devoting special attention to gold and fishing industries and their relevance in transforming and enacting mobilities in a wide area including Senegambia, Mauritania, Morocco, and the Canary Islands.
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Node 07 - Antenna

Ended

Location:
Turkey - Izmir
Start date:
10/2023
End date:
02/2024
Researchers:
L. Körükmez, R. Ghaffari
Title:
Localizing Solidarities in Izmir: Affordances, Raptures, and Continuities
Abstract:
This research in Izmir focus on the city's multicultural past, diverse diaspora, and the complexities of solidarity initiatives within its secular-nationalist framework.
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Node 08 - Antenna

Ended

Location:
Tunisia - Mahdia
Start date:
10/2023
End date:
02/2024
Researchers:
C. Cassarini
Title:
Deportees and Solidarity: Exploring the Role of Solidarity Networks in the Migration Cycle of Deportees around Sfax and Mahdia
Abstract:
We focus on deportees' migration cycles in Mahdia and Sfax with an emphasis on the role of solidarity networks and family ties in shaping their experiences.
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Node 01 - Experimental

Ended

Location:
Italy - Oulx
Start date:
02/2023
End date:
06/2023
Researchers:
L. Körükmez, R. Ghaffari
Title:
Rifugio Fraternità Massi
Abstract:
One of the first nodes of the SolRoutes project is the Alpine route affecting the Susa Valley in what has recently become a highly debated border zone.
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Node 03 - Experimental

Ended

Location:
Italy - Mazara del Vallo
Start date:
02/2023
End date:
09/2023
Researchers:
N. Chaouch,
(in collaboration with) E. Fravega (MOBS)
Title:
Sicilian Strait
Abstract:
Mazara del Vallo. The destination of an old migration route and a node for Tunisian People on the Move.
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