Dagelijkse archieven: 8 januari 2016

14th of january, 19:30 in the Kargadoor, Utrecht.

Western Sahara is considered by the UN as the last territory in Africa yet to be decolonized. After more than 40 years of illegal occupation by Morocco (with the complicity of USA and EU) the Sahrawies are divided by the “Wall of Shame”. This wall is the longest in the world with 2,720 km, and is surrounded by 40 million land mines. On one side of the wall 200.000 Sahrawies survive in refugees camps in the middle of the desert also called the “The Devil’s Garden”, on the other side, the occupied territories the resistance to the occupation suffer from the harsh repression.

– Why do we not know about the Sharawies?
– How did we get to this situation?
– Who stands to gain by the status quo?


14 January, Kargadoor: Sahrawies, the forgotten struggle

On the evening of November 9th 1989 a group of citizens started to break down the infamous Berlin wall. This act of civil disobedience opened the way to the idea of a borderless Europe, built on peace, prosperity and Human Rights. But two decades later, the ongoing refugee crisis puts a strain on this ideal. It reveals Europe’s internal tensions and paradoxical behaviours regarding border policies and Human Rights. This evening we would like to dedicate to the concept of borders and its consequences.

[…] During this evening we will bring together different thinkers who, within their own field of knowledge (research, art, journalism and activism), will re-frame the notion of borders. Can we, by the end of the evening, trigger a citizen-based movement towards a new border paradigm?

11 februari: Vluchtroute 4 – Re-Framing Borders