On Prison Abolitionism



This interview is an excerpt of the conversation with Nasrin Himada recorded on January 27, 2016, for The Funambulist’s podcast, Archipelago. Nasrin is a Montréal-based writer and curator. Her interdisciplinary research interests focus on the history of Palestinian cinema, art and activism, and the militarization of urban space through prison infrastructure and police surveillance. This conversation about prison abolitionism was important to integrate to this issue whose editorial line is resolutely against any forms of incarceration. The political struggle that argues for non-carceral societies already exists, and through this conversation, Nasrin gives us an introduction to it.