What would happen if we engaged in a speculative exploration of queer futurities—an “elsewhere” that would rupture the continuity and pervasiveness of neoliberalism and narratives of terror? Ghiwa Sayegh, together with Nacira Guénif and Hanna Al-Taher, evoke the possibility of different geographies, weaving in history, myth, and personal stories, so they can explore various transnational links. Contexts that are part of a continuum of control and surveillance, such as in France, do not operate in isolation from each other. When control becomes the context, infrastructures can be recognized as modes of coercion and hegemony. In this podcast speakers therefore think through borders and commodities that, unlike people, can move, in spite of a regime of passports as anti-travel documents. Ultimately, they question citizenship, and by extension nation-states, as tools of coercion instead of carriers of rights.
Speculations for an Elsewhere: Terror, Control, and Borders Alaa Mansour
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- 29/06 2021
- Contributors: Nacira Guénif & Hanna Al-Taher
Conducted by Ghiwa Sayegh