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MMB/Brigstow (de)Bordering Event

Wednesday 19 June at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Brigstow and MMB de(Bordering) in Royal Fort Gardens
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Humans and nonhumans/more than humans are always on the move. Birds and insects move to seek food and more hospitable temperatures, plant seeds travel on the wind, or are carried by animals, often far from their site of origin. Humans also migrate in search of better lives, for study, or from hostile conditions. Ladybirds journey across Europe following street lamps and the lights of ferries, while Marmalade hoverflies choose days when favourable weather assists migration across the channel. Such parallels offer us spaces to think with more-than-human migration in messy contexts such as climate change, whilst attending to complexity and resisting othering or colonizing metaphors.

Migration Mobilities Bristol (MMB) and Brigstow Institute have been co-creating two hospitable plots – (de)Bordering – within Royal Fort Gardens with and for migratory humans and nonhumans for the past three years.

The two areas, one called “The Hearth” is a space that can be booked for group conversations, learning and for events, and the other “The Hide” is a space for individual reflection and one – to – one conversation.

We’d love you to come along to share afternoon tea at the (de)Bordering sites to discuss connections between mobilities, environmental change and social justice. MMB’s Visiting Leverhulme Professor, Victoria Hattam from the New School, New York, will also speak briefly about (de)Bordering and her work on landscapes and movement, and, having a more expansive understanding of migration in the context of mobilities of things, data and the more-than-human.

If you’ve been before, please come along and see how much it is has changed, and if you haven’t visited before, now is the time to come along to see the spaces, meet other people and share some cake.



Wednesday 19 June
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


(de)Bordering Plot
Royal Fort Gardens
Bristol, BS8 1UH United Kingdom
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