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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
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Call for applications for 'Speaking from Damasco' , a 5-days drama masterclass conducted by Nanda Mohammad. How can an European actor inhabit the speech of another one who is living in Damascus? Syrian actress Nanda Mohammad will conduct a masterclass addressed to eight actors and performers that focuses on voice, the sound of language and the expression of affection.
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-- CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR ACADEMICS AND ARTISTS -- in the frame of the International Conference "A World in Transition: In-Between Performative Arts and Migrations" to be held on 7th March 2019, during the Atlas of Transitions Biennale in Bologna.
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From 24th-30th October, more than 100 authors, artists, intellectuals and citizens will take the stages of 9 Italian cities during crowd-funding events to support the Italian-flagged 'Mare Jonio' rescue vessel. In Bologna, Arena del Sole Theatre will host a collective reading on October 25th.
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This autumn marks the 20th edition of Skampa International Theatre Festival (17th October-22nd October 2018), organized this year in the frame of Atlas of Transitions by A.T.K (Albanian Theatre Association) in partnership with Tjeter Vizion NGO, with the support of the Municipality of Elbasan and the Ministry of Culture.
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In
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Performing metaphors into a physical space

In this article published by Media@LSE Pierluigi Musarò explores how the theatrical metaphor of cosmopolitan solidarity is challenged by the physical proximity of the ‘other’. It specifically analyzes how Cantieri Meticci use participatory theatre to resist, rework, or disrupt the lines between possible and ‘impossible citizens’...
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Atlas Voices #2 - Ruhrorter Refugee Theatre

Ruhrorter, a Refugee Theatre in Germany: Artistic Reflection on Otherness' is the contribution submitted by Özlem Canyürek, a PhD candidate at Hildesheim University, Department of Cultural Policy in Germany. She examines the intercultural opening of the German theatre landscape. 
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Intercultural theatre at the library

Situated in the Navile district of Bologna, the 'Casa di Khaoula Library', is the first venue reactivated this year with an inaugural meeting of the Cantieri Meticci 'eMerging Theatre Companies', during which the discussion about the major themes of interest - introduced before the summer break -  is being continued.
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Atlas Voices #1 - Humanizing Visualizations

Following the call for papers announced last spring, Atlas of Transitions presents “Humanizing Refugee Information Visualizations”, a work submitted by Maria Assami from Boston. This paper develops a new approach to humanitarian communication by putting the focus on Syrian refugees' points of view, in order to reframe the issues of conflict and reducing the struggles linked to their resettlement.
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Next events

May 24 2018 to Sep 26 2019

Delightful dance at school

Backa Theater and Twisted Feet have recently started a series of workshops with young people and amateurs to reflect on encounters, courage and hope within the current migration-related context - through dance. Directed by the artistic director Mattias Andersson, the show will be premiered in Gothenburg in February 2019.
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