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Series of Online Seminars April-May 2021
This series of Webinars intends to start a reflection with academic and independent researchers, artists, cultural providers, public and private funders, and policymakers about the role of media, visual and performing arts in the promotion of intercultural dialogue.
The first Webinar will focus on the one hand on the importance of culture in the process that leads from integration to inclusion and in the building of a positive narrative; on the other hand, it will concentrate on migration and the circuits of film culture.
Thursday April, 15 – 6 p.m CET
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– Angelique Petrits (European Commission, Unit C.2 – Legal Pathways and Integration) From integration to inclusion: why culture matters and how to build a positive narrative
– Giuseppe Fidotta (Concordia University Canada): Migration and the Circuits of Film Culture: A Southern Perspective
– Ruggero Eugeni (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
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The research “Migrations-mediations: arts and communication as resources for intercultural dialogue” tackles the different uses of media, theater and performance, art and culture in the management of migratory phenomena and the promotion of intercultural dialogue.
Second Webinar of Migrations | Mediations. Promoting Intercultural Dialogue through Media, Visual and Performing Arts
Monday April, 26 – 6 p.m CET
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Beyond the Emergency. Media Representations, Social Encounters and Transculturality
– Pierluigi Musarò (Alma Mater Università degli studi di Bologna – Atlas of Transitions)
– Guglielmo Schininà (IOM – UN migration)
– Laura Peja (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
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The podcast #CattolicaThinks is the voice of Professors and Researchers of Università Cattolica, who wish to illustrate their studies and surveys to all the Academic Community.
The 17th episode focuses on the “University Interest Project” Migrations | Mediations. Arts and Communication As Resources for Intercultural Dialogue.
The New Neighbours journey takes us from the ghost town of Sutera, Sicily, to the metropolis of Berlin and its new Syrian residents. “Across the Road – Worlds Apart” by EBU-DW pays tribute to the unforgettable life of Eva Sternheim-Peters and documents her friendship with Syrian refugee Amer Kassab.
At the age of ten Mrs Sternheim-Peters joined the league of German Girls, the girl’s wing of the Nazi party’s youth movement. She afterwards recognised the horror of the movement and spent her life welcoming people from all around the world in her apartment. Her last “roommate” was Syrian refugee Amer Kassab. The film follows Amer as he visits a German pub frequented by local regulars opposing Muslim newcomers. Will the encounter with Amer shift their views?
Dasa Raimanova, film director, recounts a memorable moment of the shooting:
“During a severe heat wave in Berlin, together with our protagonists, Eva (94) and Amer (27), we visited the concentration camp Sachsenhausen. It was a harrowing experience, difficult to describe in words. While we were mostly worried about Eva managing in the heat, quite the opposite happened: Amer and the crew were melting while Eva kept going without complaining even once about the heat.”
“Across the Road – Worlds Apart” had its premiere at the Centre for Fine Arts Bozar in Brussels on the occasion of the World TV day in November 2019. It is one of nine documentary films exploring real stories of daily life in an intercultural European Union, co-produced by the EBU Intercultural and Diversity Group within the project New Neighbours.
Eva Sternheim-Peters died in 2020 as one of the victims of the corona virus pandemic in Germany. The co-production team of the New Neighbours series is proud and grateful to have managed to capture part of Eva’s life on camera.
New Neighbours is collecting good practice and success stories on how to provide factual information on migration, as well as promoting direct participation of migrants and refugees in media production. Led by the European Broadcasting Union, the 24-month project runs until the end of 2020, involving 9 European Public Service Broadcasters from Croatia, Germany, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Italy, Slovenia, Belgium, Spain and Portugal. Alongside the PSM film productions, which build the heart of the New Neighbours project, a series of complementary productions, trainings and research activities are taking place, under the responsibility of the project partners CMFE – Community Media Forum Europe, COMMIT, COSPE Onlus and MDI – Media Diversity Institute.
New Neighbours is funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and by the U.S. Agency for Global Media.
You can follow the project via Twitter @newneighbours1 and www.newneighbours.eu
About the EBU
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media (PSM). Our mission is to make PSM indispensable. We have 116 member organizations in 56 countries and have an additional 34 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas. Our Members operate nearly 2,000 television, radio and online channels and services, and offer a wealth of content across other platforms. Together they reach an audience of more than one billion people around the world, broadcasting in more than 160 languages. We operate Eurovision and Euroradio services.
Discover more about the EBU on www.ebu.ch
Founded in 2004, Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) represents networks, national federations and organisations active within the Third Media Sector at the European level. CMFE supports community media in maintaining a clearly distinct identity alongside the national public service and private commercial media, raising awareness of their contributions to pluralism, democratic participation and media literacy.
See also www.cmfe.eu
COMMIT was founded in 2010 and works to extend and improve further training for community media practitioners in Austria and in Europe. COMMIT organises trainings and develops concepts for further education in the field of community media and adult learning. COMMIT works towards professionalisation and formal recognition of community media training and of the acquired skills.
See also https://www.commit.at
COSPE, established in 1983, is a registered non-profit association recognised since 1984 as Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and by the European Union. Cospe implements projects in about 27 extra-EU Countries, in Europe and in Italy promoting fair and sustainable development, global citizenship, intercultural dialogue and human rights.
See also https://www.cospe.org
Dear colleagues and attendants to the Migrations/Mediations International Conference,
In compliance with the current developments of the emergency related to the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19, with regret we have to inform you that the “Migrations/Mediations. Promoting intercultural dialogue through media, arts and culture” International Conference scheduled for April, 6-7, 2020 is suspended.
The Conference will be rescheduled for next Autumn, probably in the second half of September. We will let you know the new dates as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this postponement may cause, but your safety and serenity are our main concern.
Hopefully everyone will have the opportunity to attend the Conference in Autumn as well.
We are grateful for your understanding and we remain at your disposal for any further information.
The Migrations/Mediations Conference Committee
We share the new open call of “Atlas of Transitions Biennial | WE THE PEOPLE in Bologna, organised by ERT – Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Cantieri Meticci and University of Bologna”
“Imagine a giant urban chorus. Imagine the energy of a common vibration generated by the city’s multitude of voices. Imagine being part of a temporary community aimed at the creation of an extraordinary public event. You would like to participate in the third edition of Atlas of Transitions Biennial | WE THE PEOPLE in Bologna, organised by ERT – Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Cantieri Meticci and University of Bologna in June 2020 Here’s an opportunity for you!
We are looking for people of all ages and cultural backgrounds, with or without singing skills, music enthusiasts, vocal groups, singers, adventure spirits for Collettivo Amigdala’s new project: MAGNITUDO, a collective act of voicing. A musical score has been composed for the occasion by Meike Clarelli e Davide Fasulo both musiciansfrom Collettivo Amigdala. Thanks to the collaboration with the AfroWomenPoetry project, the score has been created on the words of the Ugandan Poet Carolyne Afroetry, expressly written for the singular and plural voices of Magnitudo.
HOW IT WORKS: Starting from April 2020, every week and in distinct areas of the city, three workshop groups will rehearse for the two final performances of the 13th and 14th June 2020, when the groups will join together to create a powerful and subversive collective ritual by occupying public space in Bologna, respectively in the center and in the suburbs.
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“From 9th to 14th June 2020, University of Bologna, Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione and Cantieri Meticci will host the International Summer School Performing arts and migration. Theories and Practices for Inclusive Cities at Arena del Sole Theatre in Bologna (Italy).
Call to participate for max 30 people: Master students, PhD graduates and researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds, artists, activists, professionals in NGOs/third sector and cultural organizations, administrators and policy makers.
About the Summer School
The summer school offers an interdisciplinary course on international migration, performing arts and public space. The aim of the Summer School is to discuss theoretical frameworks, methodologies and artistic practices focused on the role of performing arts in becoming spaces of resistance, activism and creative intervention in the public space about migration and diversity. Involving world-wide scholars, artists, institutions and collective experiences, the course will offer an overview on the role played by performing arts in developing alternative imageries on migration, spaces of urban participation, collective memory and aesthetics of subversion. Classroom lessons, lessons, good practices presentations, artistic performances, roundtables, open lectures, classroom project works and field works/visits will be offered in this 5-day intensive summer school, for a full-immersion on how creativity and intercultural exchange can sustain more welcoming and inclusive cities.
The classes will be held in English.
150 euro, which includes the access to the summer school program + 5 lunches and the welcome cocktail. In specific cases, grants will be available to cover the fee of the summer school, lunches and accommodation.
How to apply
Send your CV and a motivation letter (max. 300 words) to: email@example.comSpecify if you apply for a grant.
The deadline for submitting applications is 29 February 2020. Participants will be informed of acceptance by 22 March 2020.
photo courtesy: Enrico De Stavola from the performance “Unleashing Ghosts from Urban Darkness” by Alessandro Carboni“
Naures Atto (University of Cambridge), Paola Barretta (Associazione Carta di Roma – Osservatorio di Pavia), Nadia Bellardi (Community Media Forum Europe), Nico Carpentier (Charles University – Prague), Sabine Hess (University of Goettingen), Judith Keilbach (Utrecht University), Pierluigi Musarò (Alma Mater Università degli studi di Bologna), Tim Prentki (University of Winchester), Guglielmo Schininà (IOM – UN migration).
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Naures Atto, University of Cambridge
Laura Corrado, Legal Migration and Integration Unit in DG HOME – European Commission
In the context of the migrant and refugee crisis, the EU Member States and the European Union itself have recently demonstrated sensitivity toward exploring the ways in which media, the arts and performative practices are able to both facilitate intercultural dialogue among migrant and host communities – thereby empowering their participation in social life –, and to promote cultural diversity (different ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds and heritage) within European societies. Indeed, different “liberal” and “applied” arts (film, theatre & performance, photography, crafts, architecture, design, etc.) as well as emerging cross-media forms (interactive and social media, games, street art, circus and performative practices, etc.), have a pivotal role to play in this direction. In a nutshell, “artistic and cultural expressions can help us to communicate with each other, in an immediate manner, and allow us to understand our similarities as well our differences, in an area where we must also resolve disputes “ (Report How culture and the arts can promote intercultural dialogue in the context of the migratory and refugee crisis, 2017, p. 10).
Despite this high potential for opening new perspectives on EU societies based on integration and a willingness to engage in dialogue, these guidelines seem mostly unexplored and little discussed within the academic communities – primarily focused on the current regime of representation of migrant people and newcomers. Moreover, it can hardly be disregarded that a practical implementation of these guidelines faces many difficulties: national cultural policies affect cultural productions by institutionalizing the process of othering through rhetorical discourses and hegemonic representations; the projects and practices in this field are often vital but fragmented and poorly reciprocally connected (also due to their strong roots in specific areas and territories); the skills and professional figures associated with these processes are poorly defined and have no particular training centres; and finally, the evaluation methods of the initiatives are different and lacking consolidated protocols. The combination of all these factors produces a fundamental weakness in a sector that in any case, remains extremely lively and promising.
On this basis, and within the framework of a research program that the UCSC’s Department of Communication Sciences and Performing Arts has been developing over the last two years (Migrations / Mediations. Media and performative arts as tools for the intercultural dialogue: https://www.migrations-mediations.com/), this International Conference intends to gather academic and independent researchers, artists, cultural providers, public and private funders, and policymakers – both at a local and at an international level – with the aims to:
- Reflect on the role of media, arts and culture in the management of policies devoted to migration phenomena, also on the basis of an exchange of best and worst practices;
- Focus on the ways and the degrees in which media, arts and culture have been considered as critical tools for intercultural dialogue by policymakers, at different levels (local, national, European).
- Draw attention to the ways through which artists and cultural providers can create and develop models of action in territories oriented toward bringing host populations into contact with migrants and refugees, as well as to empower newcomers themselves by offering a space for dialogue and a basis for voice-attaining and self-organising;
- Empower the professional figure of the cultural provider in contexts of intercultural and shifting societies, by defining its skills, methods of work, and formation paths.
- Develop a specific set of tools and a methodology to assess the social, cultural and economic impact of intercultural dialogue activities through arts, media and culture. Along with quantitative indicators of success, such as counting audiences reached or scoring intercultural stakeholders included in the action, it is worthwhile to elaborate new models of evaluation for the measurement and assessment of the efficiency and effectiveness of such projects.
On these bases, we invite abstracts on any of the following topics.*
- Practices of empowerment of intercultural dialogue through media, arts and performative activities.
- Networks (formal and informal) with publicly-funded cultural organizations, civil society and other stakeholders.
- Employment opportunities for migrants in cultural and creative industries.
- Comparisons between the approaches of public and private media.
- The role of immigrant/diaspora/minority media.
- Participatory media and arts projects devoted to working directly with refugee and migrant groups in socially engaged practice.
- Audience development strategies aiming at promoting cultural diversity.
- Practices and experiences in assessing projects in the field of intercultural dialogue
- Fundraising creative projects to support intercultural dialogue and migrants
- The formation of cultural providers and the role of intercultural dialogue professionals in supporting cultural and artistic projects for the integration of refugees and migrants.
* Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of topics, and we will review any abstracts related to the media and migration/immigration/multiculturalism and related topics. Especially welcome are submissions rooted in media studies, visual, performative and cultural studies, critical data studies, postcolonial studies and from scholars who build bridges between academia, policy, public and private funding, media system, arts and public debate, and stakeholders’ networks.
The deadline for the submissions is 1 February 2020. Interested contributors should send a 300-500 word abstract and a short biographical note at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The accepted proposals will be notified by 15 February 2020. The languages of the conference are Italian and English (the latter is preferred).
dal gruppo di Ricerca
Grazie alla collaborazione di decine di associazioni e operatori, il progetto di ricerca Migrazioni-Mediazioni. I media e la comunicazione come risorse per l’inclusione dei migranti realizzato dall’Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano ha raggiunto un importante obiettivo: è online ed operativo il database “Archivio di Esperienze e Operatori” dedicato alla mappatura dei soggetti (associazioni, organizzazioni, fondazioni, compagnie teatrali, case di produzione ecc.) attivi sul territorio milanese e che si sono impegnati, in particolare a partire dal 2013, in progetti di integrazione in cui è stato previsto l’impiego di strumenti mediali, artistici, teatrali, culturali tra le attività rivolte ai migranti.
L’obiettivo del database è di offrire visibilità alle iniziative, creare networking e occasioni di confronto tra gli operatori, diventare un punto di riferimento per la comunicazione e consultazione dei progetti attivati.
Il gruppo di ricerca del progetto ha raccolto numerosi dati sul campione delle realtà finora monitorate e ha intenzione di proseguire questo lavoro, perfezionando e tenendo aggiornati i dati raccolti, oltre che allargare la ricerca verso altre realtà non ancora incluse nella mappatura.
Per questo motivo, si invitano tutte le associazioni operanti nel settore di collegarsi al sito web https://www.migrations-mediations.com/il-database-della-ricerca/il-database-delle-esperienze-e-degli-operatori/, per verificare attraverso le funzioni di “ricerca esperienze” e “ricerca operatori” i dati già inseriti. Nel caso si voglia modificare o ampliare i dati attualmente raccolti, o inserirsi come nuovi operatori o nuove esperienze, è possibile iscriversi al portale tramite il link di accesso al database su piattaforma WordPress e procedere alla compilazione di una nuova scheda operatore o esperienze.
Sarà cura del gruppo di ricerca procedere immediatamente alla pubblicazione delle informazioni che riguardano le nuove realtà e le esperienze segnalate o alla sostituzione e pubblicazione delle nuove informazioni da parte di operatori già presenti nel database.
Per qualsiasi dubbio e informazioni, è possibile contattare i ricercatori all’indirizzo email@example.com