Re-Drawing Heterotopias: Challenging Refugee Camps as Other Spaces in Kate Evans’ Threads: From the Refugee Crisis

Ilaria Oddenino (Università di Torino)

Abstract

Questo lavoro analizza gli spazi “altri” che migranti, rifugiati e richiedenti asilo si trovano ad abitare all’interno dei confini degli stati europei. Si concentra sui campi rifugiati in generale e sulla “Giungla” di Calais in particolare. Seguendo il modello di Michel Agier, parlerò del campo come “eterotopia”, adattando il concetto sviluppato da Michel Foucault nel 1967. Mi concentrerò poi sul graphic reportage di Kate Evans, Threads: From the Refugee Crisis – testi- monianza diretta dell’esperienza dell’autrice a Calais – e su come il fumetto possa illustrare, ma anche sfidare, la natura eterotopica di questi luoghi.

DOI: 10.17456/SIMPLE-97

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