Remapping Europe – a Remix project highlighting perspectives of young migrants

Start: 2012

Partner:          European Cultural Foundation (Holland)

Cultural Comezemos Empezemos (Spain)

Towarzystwo Inicjatyw Twórczych “ę” (Poland)

MODE Istanbul (Turkey)

British Film Institute (UK)

Action: Creative Europe        Culture (2007-2013)               Cooperation measures



‘Remapping Europe – a Remix’ is an investigative artistic project that aims to contribute to an inclusive cultural practice and public imagery in and of Europe by connecting young creative media-makers who have (im)migrant perspectives from Spain, Poland, Turkey, and the UK to wider European inter-generational audiences.

The project’s activities stem from one underlying principle: re-mixing of media as a method to re-view, re-investigate and re-consider prevailing imagery of (im)migrants in European societies and to ultimately, ‘re-map’ Europe visually, geographically and mentally.

The activities include transnational, cross-sectorial learning platforms, investigating the immigrant’s perspective in the public debate and imagery; creative remix ateliers in Spain, Poland, Turkey, and the UK involving 48 young digital storytellers with (im)migrant backgrounds and perspectives; international showcases of their remix works at significant cultural festivals in each of these countries and in an on-line media collection; major remix-performances and installations in Amsterdam and Seville, with a wider participatory, digital component involving European citizens across the continent and a research publication and catalogue documenting the processes and outcomes of the project.

An important result of the project is the archival and creative exposure of present-day perspectives of young (future) citizens on (im)migration, as captured in creative media. It contributes to the European cultural heritage and is a future point of reference in our European collective memory.

Remapping Europe – a Remix has been developed by a recently evolved informal unique European movement called Doc Next Network. It consists of the European Cultural Foundation (NL, applicant); ZEMOS98 (Spain, co-organizer); Creative Initiatives “ę” (Poland, co-organizer); Future Film – British Film Institute (UK, co-organizer) and MODE Istanbul (Turkey, co-organizer).


  • Remixing Europe, publication on images of migrants in the European media (out in April 2014);
  • 16th ZEMOS98 Festival Remapping Europe, in the HOME Encounter (8 – 12 April 2014).
  • Remapping Europe Media Collection: 44 films by young media-makers from a migrant background who used their family albums, films, commercials and reportages to tell their own stories and mix the dominant images of migrants in the European media. These works are free for festivals and events;
  • European Souvenirs, remix-performance live cinema touring Europe in spring 2014;
  • The Remix Room, a digital space for research and debate, which investigates the migrant’s perspective in the public debate and in the images;
  • Remix ateliers (2012 – 2014) in Spain, Poland, Turkey and the UK involving young digital storytellers from a migrant background creating new media;
  • International screenings of works in festivals and events.