Multiple Mobilities

The Multiple Mobilities Research Cluster is an interdisciplinary working group at The New School focused on the political, aesthetic, phenomenological and spatial mechanisms that produce and disrupt the effects of bordering. Generally located at the intersection of social research and creative practice, the group has undertaken both collective and individual fieldwork and research at the borders of US-Mexico, India-China-Nepal and Spain-Morocco. 

The group is Victoria Hattam (NSSR), Laura Y. Liu (Lang), Radhika Subramaniam (Parsons), Miriam Ticktin (NSSR) and Rafi Youatt (NSSR).

The faculty co-authored five-part image-text essay, Images Unwalled (Anthropology Now, Vol. 9, No. 3, Fall 2017), exploring the visual registers of politics, particularly the mobility and tenacity of images in everyday public spheres. 

Stemming from the Multiple Mobilities Research Cluster was the Sawyer Seminar on Imaginative Mobilities, which aimed to shift the discussion away from the frame of open or closed borders, to re-imagine the meaning and design of borders.

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