Hollow Land: Landscape, Memory, Politics The Fourth Nomadikon Meeting Bergen, September 20, 2011
The event is jointly organized by the research project Nomadikon: New Ecologies of the Image and the Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Bergen, and is open to the public.
Part One Egget, Student Centre, University of Bergen, Parkveien 1
14.45 Words of welcome Asbjørn Grønstad, Nomadikon, and Knut Vikør, Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
15.00 – 16.30 Øyvind Vågnes, “’What has happened in a place is always happening’: Reflections on Footnotes in Gaza” Kjersti G. Berg, “Humanitarian Governance and the Construction of Palestinian Refugee Camps” Henrik Gustafsson, “Site, Speech and Silence”
16.30 Break, Coffee, Fruit, Pastry 17.00 – 18.15 W.J.T. Mitchell, “Art X Environment: Extreme Social Landscapes” Includes a screening of Khaled Jarrar’s Journey 110 (2009, 13 min)
Eyal Weizman, “Decolonizing Architecture”
Part Two Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall, Rasmus Meyers allé 5
20.00 Joe Sacco, “Recreating Place and Time in Comics”
Injured Cities, Urban Afterlives
A conference cosponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women and the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference at Columbia University
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011
MILLER THEATER AND WOOD AUDITORIUM, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
What are the effects of catastrophe on cities, their inhabitants, and the larger world? How can we address the politics of terror with which states react to their vulnerability? This conference, convened ten years after September 11, 2001, aims to explore the effects of catastrophe and to imagine more life-affirming modes of redress and reinvention. In a series of presentations and conversations, an international group of artists, writers, and activists will imagine creative responses to disaster and initiate a new collective memory of the events of September 11. Speakers include Ariella Azoulay, Nina Bernstein, Hazel Carby, Teddy Cruz, Ann Jones, Dinh Q. Lê, Shirin Neshat, Walid Raad, Saskia Sassen, Karen Till, Clive van den Berg, Eyal Weizman, and narrators from the September 11, 2001 Oral History Project at Columbia.