Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Sharing Borders Symposium

21 February 2019, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Sharing Borders

In a time of heightened consciousness around borders, at a variety of scales from the geopolitical to the individual, this symposium aims to facilitate international and transdisciplinary dialogue on the subject of borders, both visible and invisible.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Slade School of Fine Art


IAS Common Ground
Ground floor, South Wing, UCL
United Kingdom

We are interested in the possibilities of sharing borders; of thinking through the ways in which borders rub up against each other, intersect, overlap, blur, can be crossed, and disappear. This might include, but is not exclusive to, borders of the spatial, physical, cultural, social, historical, and the intellectual.


  • 0900-0930: Registration
  • 0930-0945: Welcome
  • 0945-1030: Keynote – Professor Irit Rogoff (Goldsmiths)
  • 1030-1100 Questions
  • 1100-1230: Panel 1 – Spatial Borders
    • James O’Leary
    • Eleni Pashia
    • Vaishali Prazmari
  • 1230-1400: Lunch
  • 1400-1530: Panel 2 – Literary Borders
    • Kim Dhillon & Mona Hedayati
    • Matthew Stock
    • Meitha Al Mazrooei
  • 1530-1545: Coffee Break
  • 1545-1715: Panel 3 – Performing Borders
    • Alessandra Cianetti
    • Leonie Rousham and Ishwari Bhalerao
    • Helena Fallstrom
    • David Blackmore
  • 1715-1730 Closing Discussion

The event will be followed by an exhibition opening at the Slade at 6pm.

The symposium is organised by Egidija Čiricaitė, Kasia Depta-Garapich, Anneke Kampman, Tom Keeley, Nayoung Jeong and Magdalena Żołędź; PhD students from The Slade School of Fine Art and The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

Advisory committee: Dr Kélina Gotman (KCL), Dr Florian Mussgnug (UCL) and Dr Hayley Newman (UCL).

The symposium is supported by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership; with additional assistance from Global Engagement Funds, UCL; Slade School of Fine Art; The Bartlett School of Architecture; Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS); Kings College London and UCL Cities Partnerships Programme.

Image credit: Personal Boundary 02, Nayoung Jeong