A Scientific Initiative on/for Border Abolitionism

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Node 13 - Caravan

Work in progress

Location:
Bulgaria - Harmanli
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 07 - Antenna

Work in progress

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

Work in progress

Location:
Tunisia - Mahdia
Start date:
10/2023
End date:
02/2024
Researchers:
C. Cassarini, N. Chaouch
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 09 - Caravan

Work in progress

Location:
Mauritania - Chami
Start date:
02/2023
End date:
03/2024
Researchers:
C. Cassarini, L. Queirolo Palmas (researchers), J. Gonzalez Morandi (film – maker)
Title:
Gold routes, circulation, and migratory centralities on the western Atlantic route
Abstract:
This ethnographic caravan project explores how gold transforms the social and spatial configurations of the Atlantic migration route, linking Senegambia to Mauritania, Morocco, and the Canary Islands.
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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 05 - Antenna

Work in progress

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:
Belgium is a crucial space for secondary movements, circulations, as well as for the attempts to settle many people on the move who have not succeeded in obtaining asylum in other EU countries.
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Node 06 - Antenna

Work in progress

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 12 - Experimental

Work in progress

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 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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