EURO—VISION Podcast Series

The Curse of Berlin. The room in which the Berlin Conference (1884-85) took place, according to Bismarck's design specifications, also including the plenipotentiaries which attended. FRAUD, 2021. Design by Francisca Roseiro.

As part of EURO—VISION, FRAUD have created a series of podcasts that will launch weekly from the 1 April via the EURO—VISION web platform.

Bringing together the critical perspectives of activists, scholars, fisherpeople and artists, the podcasts will feature conversations hosted by FRAUD around the politics of extraction, migration and international agreements that are affecting communities and ecologies on a global scale and that perpetuate European colonial legacies.

EPISODE 1
THE CURSE OF BERLIN, A CONVERSATION WITH ADEKEYE ADEBAJO

 

Through sorcery and extraction, the EURO–VISION series begins with Prof Adekeye Adebajo, Director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation at the University of Johannesburg. The conversation focuses on the history of extraction between the European and the African continent, which has laid the groundwork for the Critical Raw Materials Initiative to take shape.
 
 

EPISODE 2
EURAFRICA, A CONVERSATION WITH STEFAN JONSSON AND PEO HANSEN

 
In the Eurafrica episode, FRAUD are joined by Peo Hansen and Stefan Jonsson - authors of Eurafrica, The Untold History of European Integration and Colonialism - for a conversation exploring how the very foundation of the EU was predicated upon an extractivist model.
 
 

EPISODE 3
COLONIAL CURRENCES AND INVESTMENT STRATAGEMS, WITH NDONGO SAMBA SYLLA

 
Through a conversation with Ndongo Samba Sylla, development economist at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Dakar, this episode examines how colonial structures have been perpetuated, transformed and institutionalised through currencies such as the Franc of the Financial Community of Africa (CFA), and other contemporary investment stratagems such as public-private partnerships (PPPs).
 
 
EURO—VISION has been commissioned by Arts Catalyst and Radar, developed in co-collaboration with the Istanbul Design Biennial, and has been made possible by funding from Arts Council England, Canada Arts Council and Accion Cultural. EURO—VISION, or the Making of the Automated Gaze was supported by the Cultural Institute at King's in partnership with Somerset House Studios.