Migrant Futurism: Françoise Vergès
The renowned decolonial activist and theorist delivers a key-note presentation reflecting on the context of the UK’s Illegal Migration Bill.
In this talk, Vergès draws connections between forced migration, climate breakdown, gender violence and systemic violence to insist on the need to develop and enhance international solidarity in the face of these interconnected planetary crises.
In works including A Decolonial Feminism and A Feminist Theory of Violence, Françoise Vergès explores the intersections of race, migration and gender in the context of 21st century global capitalism.
This event is part of the launch of Migrant Futurism, a long-term curatorial strand of research and public programming led by Radical Ecology, in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts and the Southbank Centre.
Migrant Futurism interrogates cultural strategies, in the context of displacement, for the imagination of just and sustainable futures.
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For ages 14+
Contains discussion of gender-based violence.
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