The Hungarian Border Spectacle: Migration, Repression, and Solidarity in Two Hungarian Border Cities
CPS Research Fellow Celine Cantat offered reflections on the spectacularization of migration and borders in Hungary in relation to practices of repression and solidarity. She did so by looking at, first, the way in which Hungarian authorities have framed people’s mobilities through the country in 2015 and beyond as an obscene “border spectacle” that allowed it to assert particular representations of the state as protector of the national community and to legitimate repressive power. Second, Celine studied forms of migrant solidarity that emerged in two border towns in Hungary, Szeged and Pecs, and reflected on the longer-term dynamics structuring these practices in relation to national and local politics.
Sharing Experiences from a Knowledge Exchange
CPS Co-Director and Research Fellow Andrew Cartwright completed a 2-month secondment in Brazil within the framework of the SALEACOM project, at the Federal University of Sao Carlos (UFSCAR), Center for Research and Social and Educational Action (NIASE). He shared some reflections about knowledge exchange with university teachers and students, with an adult education learning community, with the Indigenous Culture Center, etc.