Seminar| De-migranticisation? An interactive discussion for practitioners and researchers on thinking and doing ‘inclusion’ differently

November 11th, 2019 | 11.30 – 14.00 | Lumen Building (aka ‘Building 100’), Room 2, Wageningen University Campus, Droevendaalsesteeg 3a, 6708 PB Wageningen


Migration scholar Janine Dahinden (Univ. of Neuchatel, Switzerland) has called for researchers and practitioners to think reflexively about how we engage with the deeply political concepts of ‘migration’ and ‘integration’ in our work. Where do these categories actually come from? Whose interests are they (not) serving? And, in light of our responses to these questions, how might we begin to conceptualise, study and develop policies and programmes relative to ‘migration’ and ‘integration’ differently? In this seminar, we’ll together explore the challenges and opportunities that thinking and doing ‘inclusion’ differently offer scholars, policy-makers and practitioners through the lenses of real-life programmes engaging with local communities in Utrecht and Wageningen. 

This interactive discussion is sponsored by Wageningen University’s Cultural Geography (GEO) Group, Radboud University’s Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, and by OtherWise. The event is free to attend but, as we’ll be offering lunch, we need to know how many will attend. We’ll cap registration at 30 participants. Please register here ( by no later than Wednesday, 6 November, so that we can have an idea of how many people we need to feed.

And, please — if you like what we’re doing — stay with us longer! This interactive discussion precedes Janine Dahinden’s Alexander von Humboldt Lecture — part of a lecture series co-organised by Wageningen University’s Cultural Geography Group and the Radboud University’s Department of Geography, Planning and Environment — later in the afternoon (17:00-18:30) on the Wageningen University campus (Gaia Building, Room 1). The lecture is public — all are welcome to attend — and there will be drinks and bites afterwards. 


11:15-11:30 Coffee / tea 

11:30-11:35 Welcome from the CSPS Mobility and Migration Cluster / Objectives / Set-up of the event

11:35-11:55 Janine Dahinden (Univ. of Neuchatel, Switzerland): Introduction to the ‘de-migranticisation’ concept and its potential scope of application in research and beyond

11:55-12:40 Project/programme presentations and reflections on the concept of ‘de-migranticisation’

12:40-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:55 Facilitated open discussion 

13:55-14:00 Final reflections and close of the event