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Sites of Confinement: Confines, Control and Resistance at the Border

Thursday, 17 March 2016 09:00 - 18:00

Campus Luigi Einaudi, University of Turin, Lungo Dora Siena 100/A - 10154, Turin, Italy
Room: E5

The aim of this day conference is to stimulate discussion around the ambiguity of sites of confinement with specific focuses on migration; race and racism; and physical, social and spatial bordering as control. Drawing together academics and activists working and campaigning across Europe, we aim to analyse the inconsistencies and contestations within pre-trial detention, administrative detention and the different forms of reception/confinement of asylum seekers, refugees and illegalised migrants. Alongside issues in control and punishment, the conference will emphasise forms of everyday resistance by those living in sites of confinement, as well as those campaigning for freedom.

Confirmed speakers include: Antigone Association, Monish Bhatia, Victoria Canning, Valeria Ferraris, Evgenia Iliadou, Simone Santorso, Alvise Sbraccia, No Borders, and Frances Webber

Conveners: Dr Victoria Canning, The Open University, and Dr Valeria Ferraris, University of Turin,

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Conference Schedule

9.30 Welcome and Introduction:

    Laura Scomparin, Head of Department of Law, University of Turin

    Victoria Canning (Open University), Co-ordinator of the Prisons, Punishment and Detention Working Group

10:30-11:30  Panel 1: Perspectives on detention

    Fernández-Bessa (University of Barcelona)
    Simone Santorso (University of Padua)
    Association Antigone

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee Break

12.00 - 13.30 Panel 2: Criminalisation of migrants

    Alvise Sbraccia (University of Bologna)
    Monish Bhatia (Abertay University)
    Associazione Studi Giuridici Immigrazione (ASGI)

13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-16.30 Panel 3: Refugee crisis, border control and reception

    Frances Webber (Institute of Race relations)
    Evgenia Iliadou (The Open University)
    Valeria Ferraris (University of Turin)
    NO Borders Ventimiglia

17.00-18.00 Working Group Meeting and Resolution

    Victoria Canning (Open University)

20.00 Social Dinner


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