Colloquium about Aesthetics of Displacement

This programme is part of the festival Forum on European Culture, 17 – 20 September in Amsterdam.

On Thursday September 17, Dr. Sudeep Dasgupta will present his essay ‘ Fuocoammare and the aesthetic rendition of the relational experience of migration’ during a special edition of a DutchCulture colloquium during Forum on European Culture.

At the colloquium, Dasgupta will argue that the arts can have a disruptive force on discourses that are focused on fixing borders, cultures and bodies onto a map of the world. We will have a critical discussion with Sudeep about the relevance of his position to the practice of artistic internationalisation with stakeholders from the humanities, the cultural field and cultural policy. 

Can Dasgupta’s notion of aesthetics of displacement feed our thinking about the disruptive potential of the arts on frames that limit the free flow of people and cultures? And what are its implications for policy practices, for example the relation between the International Cultural Policy and its goal to inspire societal themes like the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals? How can displacement both in aesthetics and in experience of migration help us rethink disciplinary thinking?

The colloquium is an online event, participating is free after registering via the green button. More information via this website.


Dr. Sudeep Dasgupta