Solidarity, Displacement & the University
October 2022 13-14
Location: Oyoun Kultur NeuDenken, Lucy-Lameck-Straße 32, 12049 Berlin
Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
Universities are often thought of as places of learning and places of research, but less often as places of solidarity. We believe that access programmes for displaced learners create spaces of solidarity and community from which to think about opening up the university.
This two-part workshop explores what solidarity with those who have experienced displacement, including asylum seekers and refugees, might mean for teaching, research and the university generally. It does so from the level of the student, teacher, and institution (as well as the interlinkages between the three). Focusing on solidarity naturally entails thinking beyond the borders of the university, to communities, organisations and grassroots initiatives, and how those, in turn, feed back onto institution, teacher and student experiences.
We ask, in what ways does solidarity flow in and through the classroom? How do teachers understand the intersections of pedagogy and solidarity? What kind of solidarity can we expect universities to offer (especially in hostile contexts)?
During the first part of the workshop held in October, participants will come together to discuss their experiences, research, and ideas. In the final session of the workshop we will collectively decide on what type of intervention we wish to make using the proceedings of the workshop, and which form we would like to work with (e.g. a series of academic papers, a collectively written book, a podcast series, a multi-modal website, a conference, policy papers, etc).
In the time between the first and second parts of the workshop, participants will work on their and others’ work, meeting online if needed.
In the second part of the workshop we will meet to finalise and collectively produce the intervention.
October 13 / Day 1
Zoom link Day 1
Meeting ID: 952 5790 7472
12 noon Welcome Lunch (Invited Participants)
13:00 - 13:15 Why are We Here and What are We Doing?
Kerry Bystrom & Prem Kumar Rajaram
13:15 - 14:45 Displacement, Solidarity, Learning: Student Experiences
Manal Marouf, Ruslana Koziienko, Akileo Mangeni, Kutaiba Al Hussein, Betelehem Hailemichael
facilitator Rohit Sarma
14:45 - 15:00 Tea Break
15:00 - 16:30 Roundtable on Best Practices in University Admissions and Access
Cati Jerez, Florian Kohstall, Rudi Osman, Roberta Ricucci
moderator Kerry Bystrom
16:30 - 17:00 Tea Break
17:00 - 18:30 Decolonising Teaching
Morgan Mattingly & Fiona Murphy, Asli Telli, Driss El Ghazouani, Júlia Angyalka Füredi
facilitator Adrian-George Matus
19:30 dinner invited participants, location TBC
October 14 / Day 2
Zoom link Day 2
Meeting ID: 967 1967 5062
9:30 arrivals and coffee
9:45 (sharp) - 10:00 Recap
Jeff Champlin & Ian M. Cook
10:00 - 11:00 Medium-Term Effects of Studying Within OLIve: Research Report Presentation
Hiba Abou Khashabh & Sohaib Alzoubi
respondent Kutaiba Al Hussein
11 - 11:15 Tea Break
11:15 - 12:30 Roundtable on Solidarity and the University
Ghaithaa al Shaar, Celine Cantat, Marion Detjen, Tamana Safi
moderator Prem Kumar Rajaram
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Invited Participants)
13:30 - 14:30 Creativity, University, Solidarity
Elizabeth Phiona Achola, Akram Alshammaa, Nasrin Amani, Pearlgin Lindiwe Goba, Thabo Makuyana, Zarith Hanipah, Joel Mordi & Fraidoon Poya
facilitator Analucia Da Silva
14:45 - 15:45 Two approaches to 'teaching' writing
Erica Masserano & E. Cameron Wilson
facilitator Jeff Champlin
15:45 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:30 Open Discussion Session. What do we want to create? [closed to the public]
facilitator Ian M. Cook