JERSEY ARTS CENTRE / SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER / 20.30 / £8
SPONSORED BY JCRAG
Join former Jersey resident, Bram Wanrooij, who has recently published Displaced, on Europe and the global refugee crisis.
Displaced attempts to answer the question of why the European refugee crisis has escalated at this particular point in history, bringing together seemingly separated themes of escalating inequality, declining faith in institutions and politicians, the retracting of governments from public issues (deregulation), and a marketization of politics and climate change.
Displaced offers a window onto a multi-faceted crisis, which is unfolding before our eyes, examining how Europe’s struggle with migration is embedded in some of the wider challenges our societies face.
In recent decades, various states around Europe have collapsed or suffered sustained conflict and political repression. At the same time, Europe’s societies have become more unequal and divided, with the EU increasingly committing itself to the logic of neoliberalism. This has eroded our public institutions, undermining our sense of solidarity and community, whilst creating anger, frustration and distrust amongst the populations of Europe. In this sense, Europe is also experiencing a crisis, which in turn can lead to conflict.
Bram Wanrooij is an educator, activist and researcher, currently living and working in Hanoi, Vietnam.