Archives For Lesbos

The (in)hospitable city: spaces of co-existence and exclusion.

Thursday December 15, 5.30, room D28 at the Gallos campus. Department of Sociology, University of Crete. Postgraduate programme of studies in Sociology.

  • Reggina Mantanika, Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7
    (border policies)
  • Antonis Vradis, Loughborough University
    (Hotspot, Lesbos)
  • Loukia Kotronaki, Panteion University
    (City Plaza occupation, Athens)
  • Samy Alexandridis, University of Crete
    (migrant movements, Chania)

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Antonis Vradis lives in Athens, Greece and has recently spent time along the front lines of the European migration and refugee crisis on the island of Lesvos. He will talk about the changing political situation in Greece, solidarity work with those attempting the journey into the EU, and the challenges for antagonistic movements in this complex era. Antonis will show a short video from Lesvos and there will be a discussion following the talk.

Station 40
3030b 16th street @ Mission

Thursday, 3/31/16 at 8pm

Shifting frontiers: Migration, counter-insurrection and the legacy of revolt in Greece

It is only too easy to be caught into the hustle and bustle of updates on the unfolding crisis: to be dragged into closely following minute-by-minute trackers from one “crucial summit” after another, in reading into a country’s swagging around, into demands raised and dropped, interim agreements reached and breached: heck, to even be caught into trying to understand what the lunch menu of attendants might have to do with this all. It is only too easy, in other words, to read this crisis and its management as an endlessly consecutive, theatre-like play of political actors entering the spotlight to decide the fate of those people dismissed as “flows”. Yet while this is all unfolding, and keeping well away from the spotlight for now, a crucial process plays out: the process of establishing and rendering operative the so-called ‘hot spots’ – including in the Greek island of Lesbos, which is where this brief video was filmed. Continue Reading…

Lesbos: Enter the hot spot from Ross Domoney on Vimeo.

Documentary short.

Locals on the Greek island of Lesbos, which has been the frontline to the refugee crisis, discuss what they think the new term 'hot spot' means.