Art and the refugee ‘crisis’: Mediterranean blues
Artists are mapping new itineraries of the Mediterranean, throwing into relief an incurable colonial wound that...
What could a multi-million euro arts festival offer struggling communities in Greece?
The world-class €37 million Documenta arts festival comes to Athens – and brings challenging questions about art’s...
Why is so much art about the ‘refugee crisis’ so bad?
Even at a celebrity art gala you can don an emergency blanket and feel good about yourself. Hard political...
Reflections on post-humanitarianism in dark times
British opposition to search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean and Polish pseudo-theological justifications...
The depopulation of the Chagos Archipelago: guardians of culture, tradition and the stability of the home
The islands were ‘swept and sanitised’. An albatross/ was spared, and the order given: ‘…a few man fridays...must go’.
Borderlands: words against walls
Both material and figurative walls are shaping our present. Now is the time for the arts and humanities to intervene...
The arts and humanities: tackling the challenges of mass displacement
When we let people die rather than provide safety, we face not a ‘refugee crisis’ but a crisis of values. The arts...