Prof. Nanna Heidenreich

Nanna Heidenreich is a media & cultural studies scholar, professor for Transcultural Studies at the University for Applied Arts and curator for film, video and political and theoretical interventions. Her work focuses on critical migration studies, post_colonial theory, aquatic perspectives and intersections of art, cinema and the political. Some insight into her work can be found here: She lives in Berlin & Vienna.

Pronouns: She/her

Whose invasion?

In the context of the climate crisis and species extinction, the discourse around invasive ‚alien‘ species receives increasing attention. The language used to describe these species often strikingly resembles racist language used for human migration, even in leftist or somewhat progressive contexts. How do we account for damaged ecosystems while also thinking about emergent ecologies? How can we think with species on the move?