No One Is Illegal: Non-Citizens and the European Imaginary

“I’m not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.” Socrates, as quoted in Plutarch’s Of Banishment, graffiti remarked upon in Xenos (Mahdi Fleifel, 2013)

In 2016, what constitutes being a citizen? What structures do refugees have to navigate to survive? Panellists will discuss the refugee experience in 2016, in the light of Brexit and unprecedented tumult across the continent and beyond, and ask how the west’s imagination of itself clashes with the documented reality. How do we reassert the human rights of non-citizens?

This event is free and unticketed.


Event: Panel Discussion

Date: Saturday 22 October

Time: 4.00pm

Location: CCA Creative Lab