Acts of Citizenship

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference


Today mobile peoples are a norm rather than an exception, Engin Isin has recently stated – and perhaps always so. Taking off from this notion of the mobile this seminar explores Acts of Citizenship as a plethora of practices performed and enacted beyond and across mental and geographical borders. Acknowledging human life in its own value, that transverses any definitions given by nation states, borders, organizations and disciplines, the seminar will gather media activists, art collectives, architects and researchers to present, discuss and mobilize acts of citizenship.

Through a existentialist lense, we approach acts of citizenship from three perspectives: as framework for the mobile peoples’ acts that transcend regulations and the borders of the nation state, as media and art activism giving voices to the people living the change, and as a shared sensibility affecting our own embodiments as citizens. Hence, the seminar will include theoretical propositions and debate as well films screenings and virtual presence of the voices of mobile peoples. Through the work of film, art and design the collectives, AriztiaLab, Jamboy and Other Story will enacts citizenship from around the world.
Period26 Sep 2018
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Citizenship
  • civic engagement
  • media activism
  • design activism
  • dissent
  • Performance design
  • activism
  • radical softness
  • migration studies
  • Migration
  • cultural encounters