Be sure to stop by CAMP and Trampoline House tonight for Culture Night. The program is awesome:
6–7 pm: Syrian dinner
7–7:30 pm: Introduction to the history and mission of Trampoline House
7:30–8 pm: Presentation by CampLeaks, an online platform documenting conditions in the Danish asylum centers, where asylum seekers can publish photos and videos anonymously
8–9 pm: "Climate Refugees and Visual Politics," a talk by T.J. Demos (Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture, UC Santa Cruz) on the politics and representations of environmental migration
9–10 pm: Guided tour in CAMP's current exhibition "Deportation Regime: Artistic responses to state practices and lived experience of forced removal"
10 pm–12 am: Bar and dancing
The talks and tour are conducted in English. All are welcome. Free admission with a suggested donation of DKK 50!
Abstract of T.J. Demos' talk:
With the worldwide growth of refugees owing to environmental transformation – defining the new term of 'climate refugees' – we confront complex causes. Climate change intersects with economic, socio-technological, biopolitical, and military-security factors. Yet the visual imaging of migrants and refugees in mainstream media produces an ongoing spectacle of misery, contributing to a violent abstraction and excluding structural agents (states, militaries, corporations, law, economy) from our understanding of the reasons behind dislocation. How might visual culture alter this cycle of 'refugeeization' – the visual production of the refugee – instead placing the complex causes of geopolitical displacement within the frame of the visible? If representation conditions policy, informed by xenophobic and racist perceptions, and if climate refugees are predicted to grow exponentially in coming years, addressing this question now appears urgent.