PARSE encourages experimental forms of research publication including artistic research and practice led research. PARSE invites academic research articles (6000 – 8000 words), essays, creative writing, all forms of graphic visualization, photography, audio work, videos, interactive work, and other creative works. Contributions will be published online. All contributions will pass through an open peer review process.


Deadline for proposals: October 7th 2018



Tintin Wulia, “Fallen”, 2011. Single-channel video. Still image courtesy of the artist.



Art & Migration. Re-Making the World: Human Mobility, Border Violence, and Security Markets


This PARSE research trajectory focuses on complex entanglements and confrontations of human mobility (especially that of migrants and refugees) with states and the proliferation of market-based actors (from “smugglers” to private security enterprises), and how these encounters both facilitate and restrict the mobilities of people and their knowledge and values.  It specifically wishes to inquire into the embodied, affective, performative, material, visual, and spatial politics of human mobility, and how the material, territorial, and corporeal dimensions of border violence and securitization related to migration are experienced or mediated by differently positioned perceiving and sensing bodies. Furthermore, PARSE seeks to inquire into how such practices affect subject formation and forms of critique and dissent through their discrepant performative, embodied, and sensate dimensions. Thus, PARSE is simultaneously interested in the visual, narrative, and auditory/acoustic/musical manifestations, expressions, configurations, and representations of these experiences, as well as the conceptual and theoretical articulations and formulations that seek to apprehend or communicate them, particularly as they are expressed through the arts, design, and craft, but also as they challenge conventional academic disciplines and other domains of representation and knowledge, such as global/regional cartography and geo-spatial visualization.  Ideally, PARSE expects work that engages with the materialities, performativities, and/or complicities of human mobilities and bordering, along the extended global routes and corridors of these formations of cross-border movement and the border regimes that take shape in response to them.


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PARSE is a part of the Faculty of Fine, Applied, and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg. It develops and produces a variety of publishing forms and methods for peer review, and provides a forum for dialogue, collaboration, and the exchange of new knowledge production.