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Designers and Brokers of the Mobility Regime

Mahmoud Keshavarz

Mahmoud Keshavarz is a postdoctoral researcher at the Engaging Vulnerability Research Program, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tricky Design : The Ethics of Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... and environments, which I call material articulations (Keshavarz 2016). In mobility regimes, specific, directional and contingent material articulations perform specific types of regulation and mediation. Through a set of standardized...

Passporting

Mahmoud Keshavarz

Mahmoud Keshavarz is a postdoctoral researcher at the Engaging Vulnerability Research Program, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Design Politics of the Passport : Materiality, Immobility, and Dissent

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... it too. It is a matter of how much money and contacts to which one has access” (Holmbäck and Keshavarz 2016: 13) (Figures 8 and 9). Forged passports therefore create a rupture in the order of things and their constructed...

Introduction: Design, Politics, and The Mobility Regime

Mahmoud Keshavarz

Mahmoud Keshavarz is a postdoctoral researcher at the Engaging Vulnerability Research Program, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Design Politics of the Passport : Materiality, Immobility, and Dissent

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... by passports and their design politics. This research started primarily as my doctoral project on the material conditions that produce and sustain undocumentedness (Keshavarz 2016). During those years I listened to the stories...

Power

Mahmoud Keshavarz

Mahmoud Keshavarz is a postdoctoral researcher at the Engaging Vulnerability Research Program, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Design Politics of the Passport : Materiality, Immobility, and Dissent

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... at airports, checkpoints, train stations, and even in the everyday life of a city (Keshavarz, 2018), and so on. Moreover, it is designed to “excommunicate” (Thacker 2013) forgers, imposters, and border transgressors. But their interfaces...

Dissent

Mahmoud Keshavarz

Mahmoud Keshavarz is a postdoctoral researcher at the Engaging Vulnerability Research Program, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Design Politics of the Passport : Materiality, Immobility, and Dissent

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... irregularly to Europe back to Turkey. In the words of Amir Heidari, this is an explicit human smuggling deal (Holmbäck and Keshavarz 2016). Both states and business sectors are involved in the brokery of migration and irregular mobility, legally...

The Design Politics

Mahmoud Keshavarz

Mahmoud Keshavarz is a postdoctoral researcher at the Engaging Vulnerability Research Program, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Design Politics of the Passport : Materiality, Immobility, and Dissent

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Throughout this project I was constantly asked a series of questions: Are passports a design problem? Does the analysis ask for the redesigning of passports? Would a new passport diminish borders or is it impossible for any passport...

Histories

Mahmoud Keshavarz

Mahmoud Keshavarz is a postdoctoral researcher at the Engaging Vulnerability Research Program, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Design Politics of the Passport : Materiality, Immobility, and Dissent

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...History of passports, like history of any other human-made, artificial devices, is multiple. These histories emerge from certain social, technical, economic, and political forces and plug in to other ones. A traditional historical...