Symposium: Bordering Knowledge (POSTPONED!)

Rather than only lines separating states, borders are practices involving other actors, economies and histories. One of the main aspects of bordering practices is related to knowledge production. Borders are techniques and mechanisms of devising and generating different types of knowledge. Borders are based on certain knowledge and at the same time the knowledge produced about mobility, movement and mobile actors may maintain borders and bordering practices. In this symposium, we will address the intersection of knowledge and bordering and aim to examine the three distinct yet overlapping ways in which bordering knowledge operates:

– How do bordering practices shape specific knowledge and ways of knowing in the world?

– How does knowledge production about mobility, borders and mobile actors neutralize borders or even generate new bordering practices?

– How do borders develop different ways of knowing and being in the world?; how do borders as colonial mechanisms place certain ways of knowing above others?; How do borders limit certain imaginations and yet promote other imaginaries about possible worlds?

18 May 2020, 10:00 – 16:00

(Due to the current situation in regards to COVID-19 pandemic, the symposium has been postponed to a later date. The new date will be announced here.)

Uppsala Art Museum, Auditorium

Organized by Critical Border Studies, this event is sponsored by Center for Integrated Research on Culture and Society (CIRCUS), Uppsala University.

For more information please contact mahmoud.keshavarz[at]