11 februari: Vluchtroute 4 – Re-Framing Borders

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?