This happened a while ago, and I knew it was on You Tube, but the Vimeo is better as it is complete instead of in several parts. It’s a lecture by Wendy Brown at Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance at the Open University – with responses by Raia Prokovnik and me, and then a quite extensive discussion.
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, dozens of walls have been erected between and within nation-states. Why? What are these walls doing–materially, performatively, symbolically? What is their relationship to the erosion of state sovereignty? What is the nature of state and popular investments in them, especially when they don’t ‘work’?