The Radical Capacities of Ghosts, Auto-Deportation, and Art

Oct 11, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 139


Fall 2021 Radical Kinship Series

This is the first installment of AY 21 -22 of the “Radical Kinship Series,” curated and hosted by CRG’s Arts and Humanities Initiative Research Scholar, Alán Pelaez Lopez.

In “The Radical Capacities of Ghosts, Auto-Deportation, and Art,” scholar Dillon Sung (USC) will present “Sounds of Silence,” an essay that meditates on the potential capacities of dwelling, madness, and dwelling in madness as the conditions and methods that have emerged under the threat of state violence for undocumented peoples in the US.  Public scholar and artist César Miguel Rivera Vega Magallón will present an art talk titled, “ Laudes Guadalaxarensis Civitatis,” which explores the moment when the uncertainty and tedium of irregular migration status becomes an existential anguish or a more concrete threat to health and safety, which makes some illegalized migrants turn to taboo fantasies of return as a way to reclaim agency and survive in climates that attempt to crush that agency.

Series co-sponsored by the On the Same Page Program, the Multicultural Community Center, the Undocumented Student Program, and the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative at UC Berkeley.