Global communities and critical citizenship: The future citizen

Saturday, 29 March 2014 (All day)
The Tate Modern, London
Engin Isin participated in the event 'Global communities and critical citizenship: The future citizen' on 29 of March 2014. This panel looked at the changing idea of the global citizen, from whistle blowers to protestors and migrants, which inform an idea of the future citizen. This event aimed at arts practitioners, activists, researchers and those concerned with the role of cultural rights in relation to policies of borders and migration.

Speakers included Engin Isin, artist Jonas Staal, Dina Gusejnova, historian at UCL’s Centre for Transnational History, and chaired by Jo Glanville. 

Engin articulated his talk around the following question: Citizens Without Frontiers? 

Abstract: It may sound odd to talk about citizens without frontiers when all sorts of walls are being erected, borders created, and migrations restricted. Yet, with ‘citizenships for sale’ and dual, multiple citizenships, for those who can afford it the world has never been smoother. I want to talk about this apparent paradox and what it means for the future of citizenship – hence the question mark.

The audio recording of this event is now available on line on the Tate Modern website.

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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