Hello, lovely monsters!
We’ve been a little quiet the past few months but only because we’ve been hard at work with the upcoming Monster Network special issue of Somatechnics as well as applying for funding for all our many plans for the Monster Network. We’ve now received some money from Nordisk Kulturfond and will be spending it on a Halloween event in Copenhagen on the 21st of October, so save the date! We’ll return with more info soon, but for now, here’s a few words on the event:
Strange Blood? Contemporary Nordic Debates about Belonging and Otherness
A Monster Network event
Sat 21 October 8 pm
LiteraturHaus, Møllegade 7, 2200 Kbh N
Increasing migration, border control and use of biotechnologies [for reproductive assistance] make up the structural backdrop for intense debates about personhood, citizenship and national belonging in the Nordic countries.
Strange Blood? asks: What is at stake in these debates about personhood and subjectivity, citizenship and kinship? How are these debates surfacing in the Nordic countries, especially through narratives of blood and strangeness? Are there differences between the Nordic countries? What do artists and academics bring to these debates?
The Monster Network invites you to a roundtable conversation with scholars and artists to discuss the above questions regarding Nordic belonging and its relation to the strange and the other.