The recordings of our Lecture Series “Mobility affects” – a cooperation between Berlin Institute for Integration and Migrations Research (BIM) at Humboldt University and “Affective Societies” at Freie University Berlin – are online now. You will find the recordings here: www.sfb-affective-societies.de/archiv/dokumentation/mobility-affects/Vortragsvideos/index.html.
Abstract: Processes of current border-crossing mobility engender diverse modalities of affecting and being-affected. The series of lectures with the title “Mobility affects” – starting in November 2020 online – aims to analyze the manifold affective dynamics in the postmigrant society from interdisciplinary points-of-view. The title “Mobility affects” implies an explicitly broad perspective which includes the views of migrant peoples while traveling and the multifaceted modes of affecting and being-affected in the contexts of both ‘origin’ and ‘arrival’. Several of the lectures will also make reference to the findings of the (Critical or Reflexive) Research of Migration and Integration. In that way, the series of lectures will importantly contribute to the scientific analysis of affective dynamics in current societies. These debates about affectivity/emotionality in the context of postmigration and diversity are of course also relevant in public discourses. That combination of expertises of the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM) at Humboldt Universität Berlin and the SFB “Affective Societies” at the Freie Universität Berlin in a common series of lectures promises a valuable contribution to these debates. The event will be open to the public. Online talks and discussions will be held – according to the preferences of the presenters – in either English or German.