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.
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.
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.
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).
TERRAQUEOUS TERRITORIALITY, WITH LIAM CAMPLING
This episode focuses on a particular mode of maritime extraction that continues legacies of colonial rule. FRAUD are joined by Liam Campling, Professor of International Business and Development at Queen Mary, University of London, for a discussion addressing some of the legal and economic infrastructures that support and perpetuate fishery extraction, such as Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), and Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY), based on his recent book, co-authored with Alejandro Colás, Capitalism and the Sea: the Maritime Factor in the Making of the Modern World.
ARTISANAL FISHERIES AND THE ART OF UNTHINKING, WITH DR. EPIFANIA AMOO-ADARE
This EURO–VISION Podcast episode examines pelagic extraction with fisherfolk testimonies in conversation with Dr. Epifania Amoo-Adare, outlining alternative modes of coexistence, and how we might go about this ‘labour of love’.