Knowledge is Power: A SOAS Perspective on Calais

SOAS Goes to Calais Writing Group: Frances Grahl, Leonetta Luciano Fendi, Laetitia Sanchez Incera, Maria Vittoria Salvatori, Donata Pianon, Surani Himasha Weerappulige, Will Young, Olivia Qasir, Anna Fox, Sara Selleri, Ed Emery, Mohammed Omar On the 12th of June, 2009, SOAS cleaners were asked by their employers, the cleaning company ISS, to attend an emergency meeting in the Djam Lecture Theatre from 6.30am. The doors were locked […]

SOAS Goes to Calais

SOAS Goes to Calais Writing Group: Frances Grahl, Leonetta Luciano Fendi, Laetitia Sanchez Incera, Maria Vittoria Salvatori, Donata Pianon, Surani Himasha Weerappulige, Will Young, Olivia Qasir, Anna Fox, Sara Selleri, Ed Emery, Mohammed Omar It’s a one-and-a-half hour walk from the centre of Calais to what is known as the Jungle. Invisible to local residents, the camp has become a segregated city of about 6000 […]

It’s The Season for Christmas Markets

Annemari de Silva, MA South Asian Area Studies The time of overspending, guilt-trips, and negative budgets is nigh. As Christmas dominates the season of holidays, we get lost in our ideological debates about consumerism and the state of institutional religion today and we forget the meaning of life: that it’s all a rat race anyway and most […]