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New Geographies for a Cross-Cultural Europe

A three-year international project exploring intercultural exchange between European citizens and newcomers through performing arts, creative processes, and collaborative research study

What's
new

From 9th to 14th June 2020, Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, University of Bologna and Cantieri Meticci will host the International Summer School "Performing arts and migration. Theories and practices for inclusive societies" at Arena del Sole Theatre in Bologna (Italy).  The call for applications is open!
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Between December 4th and 10th, the Italian performing arts theorist, curator and dramaturge Piersandra Di Matteo (Atlas of Transitions curator for Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione) will be in Brazil by the invitation of the MITsp Sao Paulo International Theatre Festival to attend the 2º Performing Arts Curator Meeting.
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The 2nd partners' exchange meeting took place at Powszechny Theatre in Warsaw from 26th to 29th October 2019, with the participation of theatre directors, curators, artists and scholars from all partner countries. Three days to talk about the completed and future activities. Active sessions with presentations, feedbacks, discussions and also performances!
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We are happy to announce the Atlas of Transitions project was selected as part of the Europe in My Region postcard contest. As a award, one of the photos submitted was chosen and printed on 300 promotional postcards. Have a look!
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In
depth

The state of weightlessness of migrant caregivers in Italy

The suspended world of Samantha Cristoforetti and the burden to bear of an elderly care giver, far away from her home country. Weight and the absence of gravity, the two faces of the same coin that Estonian artist Kristina Norman is trying to fathom with her new docu-performance 'Lighter Than Woman', presented for the first time in July 2019 at Santarcangelo Festival. What follows from talking about feminine emancipation in Italy? And how do “badanti” - socially invisible figures – appear in an Italian contest?
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Mano a Mano, the Great Hands Collection

It is said that drawing is relaxing. It is also said that the palm lines trace a map of our interior landscape, revealing its path, its destiny. What do we see in them? Mano a Mano by French artist Momette is a graphical and poetic concept for all of us. It is an invitation to a peaceful walk in the palm of our hand, in the country of the soul, with a pencil as a substitute to the walking stick... Discover its evolution since December 2018.
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School of Integration by Tania Bruguera

In March 2019, Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera put migration and art as a political act at the center of discussion when coming to Bologna to present two special projects during the ten days of Atlas of Transitions Biennial “HOME”. Read about School of Integration and how the 10 lessons conducted by the communities of foreigners residing in Bologna contributed to bringing people of diverse cultures together.
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Atlas Voices #5 Heritage as fantasy and the performative construction of the asylum seeker

The asylum bill is a governmental act, it is a text that is sanctioned by the Swedish government and implements political power. In other terms: whoever is in need for asylum in Sweden have no other choice but to follow the regulations laid down by the government. Read the contribution submitted by Jo-Ann Lindskog from Sweden for 'Atlas Voices'.
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Next events

Nov 01 2017 to May 31 2020

Saga, a documentary film series

After conducting a series of workshop in Bologna, the ZimmerFrei collective is still developing 'Saga', a documentary film series, of which the first episode 'Camminare / The Walk', about 18-year-old Yakub, has been premiered in March 2019 as part of Atlas of Transitions Biennial 'HOME' at Cineteca di Bologna.
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