📡 EURO—VISION 🛰 the podcast
From the 31st of March and throughout the month of April, a series of weekly podcasts will be featured here. The podcasts compile a series of conversations with activists, scholars, fisherpeople and artists, hosted by FRAUD, around the politics of extraction, migration and international agreements that are affecting communities and ecologies on a global scale and that perpetuate European colonial legacies.
📢 Prof. Adekeye Adebajo, Director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
📢 Dr Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare, artist, architect and independent scholar based in Accra, Ghana.
📢 Dr Nishat Awan, Topological Atlas, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
📢 Prof. Liam Campling, International Business and Development, School of Business and Management of Queen Mary, University of London, England.
Collectif des Communautés Subsahariennes au Maroc (Subsaharan Community Collective, Rabat, Morocco.
📢 Dr Jennifer Telesca, Assistant Professor of Environmental Justice in the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at the Pratt Institute.
📢 Prof. Peo Hansen, Political Science, Division of Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University, Sweden.
📢 Prof. Stefan Jonsson, Ethnic Studies, Division of Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University, Sweden.
📢 Mr Nii Ayitey Sackey, traditional fisherperson from the Greater Accra area, Ghana.
📢 Mr Solomon Sampa, traditional fisherperson from the Greater Accra area, Ghana.
📢 Dr Ndongo Samba Sylla, development economist at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Dakar, Sénégal.
EURO—VISION is an art-led enquiry that explores the extractivist gaze of European institutions and its policies. The relationship between international relations, trade, economic policy and military operations come into focus through the lens of 🇪🇺🪨⚒️ Critical Raw Materials 🇪🇺🪨⚒️ In 2008, the European Commission adopted the Critical Raw Materials Initiative, which defined a strategy for accessing resources viewed as imperative to the EU’s subsistence 📘 📄 The criticality of resources is measured according to supply risk and economic importance 📊 📈 Policies are drawn up to ensure the continued availability of materials deemed critical. Such policies have led to agreements guiding the biological and geological exhaustion of the Global South 🌎🌍🌏 The current list, revised in 2020, includes 30 materials, including Silica, Cobalt ⚙️ Natural Rubber 🌳 Phosphate rock 🪨 and the newly added Lithium 🔋 and Titanium 🦾 EURO—VISION focuses on the inscriptive operations of such initiatives, such as the establishment of Free Trade Zones 📦 FTZs 📦, fisheries partnerships agreements 📄 FPAs📄, and de-risking investment tools like public-private partnerships 🔖 PPPs 🔖
FRAUD is an artist duo (Audrey Samson & Francisco Gallardo)
Original music by Frédéric Laurier
Sound editing by Kitty Turner
Images by Francisca Roseiro
The EURO—VISION public program has been commissioned by Arts Catalyst & RADAR.
Partnerships was produced as part of the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial — Empathy Revisited: Designs for more than one, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, and curated by: Mariana Pestana, Sumitra Upham and Billie Muraben.
This public programme has been generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Council England and Acción Cultural Española.
This project originated as a collaboration between King's College London's Department of Digital Humanities and artist duo FRAUD, brokered and supported by the Cultural Institute at King’s in partnership with Somerset House Studios.