De-migranticisation? Thinking & doing 'integration' differently
Updated: Dec 18, 2019
Where: Lumen Building (aka ‘Building 100’), Room 2, Wageningen University Campus, Droevendaalsesteeg 3a, 6708 PB Wageningen
When: 11:30-14:00, 11 November 2019
Migration scholar Janine Dahinden (Univ. of Neuchatel, Switzerland) has called for researchers and practitioners to think reflexively about how we engage with the deeply political concepts of ‘migration’ and ‘integration’ in our work. Where do these categories actually come from? Whose interests are they (not) serving? And, in light of our responses to these questions, how might we begin to conceptualise, study and develop policies and programmes relative to ‘migration’ and ‘integration’ differently? In this seminar, we’ll together explore the challenges and opportunities that thinking and doing ‘inclusion’ differently offer scholars, policy-makers and practitioners through the lenses of real-life programmes engaging with local communities in Utrecht and Wageningen.
This interactive discussion is sponsored by Wageningen University’s Cultural Geography (GEO) Group, Radboud University’s Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, and by OtherWise. It precedes Janine Dahinden’s Alexander von Humboldt Lecture -- part of a lecture series co-organised by Wageningen University’s Cultural Geography Group and the Radboud University’s Department of Geography, Planning and Environment -- later in the afternoon (17:00-18:30) on the Wageningen University campus (Gaia Building, Room 1). The lecture is public -- all are welcome to attend -- and there will be drinks and bites afterwards.
11:15-11:30 Coffee / tea
11:30-11:35 Welcome from the CSPS Mobility and Migration Cluster / Objectives / Set-up of the event
11:35-11:55 Janine Dahinden (Univ. of Neuchatel, Switzerland): Introduction to the ‘de-migranticisation’ concept and its potential scope of application in research and beyond
11:55-12:40 Project/programme presentations and reflections on the concept of ‘de-migranticisation’
11:55-12:10 Panellist 1: Niene Oepkes and Jan Braat (Utrecht Municipality): Plan Einstein
12:10-12:25 Panellist 2: Suzanna van der Meer (Wageningen University): Global Guest and WURthwhile
12:25-12:40 Panellist 3: Jack Bogers (Welkom in Wageningen): Welkom in Wageningen
13:00-13:55 Facilitated open discussion
13:55-14:00 Final reflections and close of the event