The Globalising Wall

This stunning video installation by Danae Stratou was based on a text by Yanis Varoufakis.  It was exhibited at The Mangere Arts Centre in New Zealand in 2012-2013 and The International Visual Arts Program in Adelaide, Australia in 2012.


Walls have a longstanding relation both with liberty from fear and subjugation to another’s will. After 1945, walls acquired an unprecedented determination to divide. They spread like a bushfire from Berlin to Palestine, from the tablelands of Kashmir to the villages of Cyprus, from the Korean peninsula to the streets of Belfast. When the Cold War ended, we were told to expect their dismantling. Instead, they are growing taller, more impenetrable, longer. They leap from one continent onto the next. They are globalising. From the West Bank to Kosovo, from the gated communities of Egypt to those of California, from the killing fields of old Ethiopia to the US-Mexico borders, a seamless wall is meandering its way, both physically and emotionally, on the planet’s surface. Its spectre is upon us.”  – Yanis Varoufakis


Click here to visit the artist’s website to watch part 2 of the installation and to see stills from the videos.


Columbus Neighborhoods: New Americans

“The immigrant experience not only defined the character of Columbus during its foundation and early growth, but find out how immigrants now are adding to our culture, supporting our economy and reshaping the American dream.”

WOSU’s new documentary “Columbus Neighborhoods: New Americans” will be available online until February 29, 2016.

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A Chat with Ibrahim Sirkeci with Video



OSU Podcast

On October 24, 2016, Dr. Jeffrey Cohen sat down with Dr. Ibrahim Sirkeci, Ria Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing Regent’s University London, to discuss Turkey’s migrants and migrants from Turkey.  They also discussed the role of the arts and humanities in addressing the global challenges of migration, what it means to leave home, and how communities accept newcomers.

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Episode Credits

Interviewer: Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Guest: Dr. Ibrahim Sirkeci
Audio Production: Paul Kotheimer
Video Production: Laura Seeger
Audio Editor: Lisa Beiswenger
The Global Mobility Team: Vera Brunner-Sung, Jeffrey Cohen, Theodora Dragostinova, Yana Hashamova, and Robin Judd