A Political Movement

Brigitta Kuster, Greece, 2011

Migration as a political and social movement challenges the order of the nation-state. The rhetoric of crisis, which largely defines how this topic is dealt with, has produced new forms of administration and governance, as well as border regimes that make it necessary to rethink the forms of representation and the political. What is meant today when we speak of migration, where are the current struggles of migration taking place, and how do their geographies get shifted? How can the old claim to “the right to have rights” be negotiated in contrast to national law? And how does migration allow us to call political structures into question and to think about them in radically different ways?

With Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin with Sébastien Canevet & Sylvia Preuss-Laussinotte, Avery F. Gordon, Bernd Kasparek, Ramzi Kassem, Brigitta Kuster, Sandro Mezzadra, Kim Rygiel, Isabelle Saint-Saëns and Zoran Terzić