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


The RESPOND project welcomes applications for a digital art exhibition, which will be organised in Sweden, Germany and the UK. 'Displaced Bodies and Hearts' aims to exhibit work dealing with the sufferings and hopes of people on the move due to forced displacement.
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Powszechny Theatre is planning a special action for World Refugee Day with the Refugee Flag designed by Syrian artist Yara Said. This annual celebration is held every year in Europe on 20th June. It is a special day dedicated to raise awareness in the public debate and show solidarity towards forcibly displaced people in search of security and better living conditions. 
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Read more about the key theme of discussion that will accompany the participants during the whole 'Politics of refuge' research seminar taking place during the 'A Taste of the Other' cultural event at Le Channel Scène Nationale de Calais from 24 to 26th May 2019.
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What to see and where to meet in May? Explore a busy month schedule ahead for Atlas of Transitions and its partners around European cities, from South to North. Two multidisciplinary festivals, final workshop presentations, participation at the Sabir festival of mediterranean cultures in Lecce...
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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

Sep 20 2019 to Sep 24 2019

Damascus 2045

Powszechny Theatre has announced its return with a new production directed by Omar Abusaada entitled "Damascus 2045" which will premiere in September 2019 in Warsaw. A dystopian performance based on the history of the ongoing war in Syria. Can you whitewash a long-term trauma? Does human memory have any chance in confrontation with electronic memory? Can „War of Liberation” be a better version of the war?
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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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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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