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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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Motus Terrae in Lavrion

In Greece, the co-existence of diverse social groups and stories shapes the multicultural town of Lavrion. Here, Motus Terrae has settled its field of action, since the place has an immense historical and cultural significance.
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Confrontations with reality

In this interview as well as in the show she directed, 'Lawrence of Arabia', Weronika Szczawinska talks about identity issues, cultural misunderstandings and the current situation of migrants and refugees in Poland to face the way 'the other’ is portrayed in theatre.
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Poetry on the move

The interview with the slammer Nicolò Gugliuzza here explores how poetry slam can take part in the inclusion process of migrants and asylum seekers and highlights how different languages within a common creative environment can actually help people meet and understand each other (here, 'STepping into tomorrow' by Nicolò Gugliuzza).
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Anna Raimondo and the radio creatures

The radio artist Anna Raimondo talks about the experience of visibility and invisibility while living in a conditions of clandestinity in Bologna and the intentions behind her mixed performance '(In)visible Radio Creatures#2_happening radiofonico transgeografico', which will be presented during the first festival of Atlas of Transitions (here, picture by Konstancja Dunin-Wasowicz).
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Taoufiq Izeddiou's contemporary dance

Taoufiq Izeddiou conducts the workshops preparing the collective performance, '100 pas presque', that will be presented during 'Right to the City', the first international festival of Atlas of Transitions. In this interview, recorded on 9th April 2018, Taoufiq talks about contemporary dance, bodies' energy, and empathy...
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‘100 pas presque’: A reportage

As a participant in ‘100 pas presque’, Claudia Selmi writes here about her own experience of the first part of the workshop (7-12 April 2018), led by Taoufiq Izeddiou and Said Ait El Moumen in Bologna, Italy.
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Theatre and ‘politicality’: Reflections

The International Conference “Theatre Between Politics and Policies: New Challenges”, which took place in Belgrade between 23rd and 25th March 2018, highlighted the multidimensional role of theatre within society. Our researchers were there.
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The Sound
of ZimmerFrei

About urban myths, the sound as a creative representation, and the desire to understand each other. An interview with ZimmerFrei.
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Talking about "Les Sans"

Interview with Pierre Etienne, a well-known artist and cultural animator in Liège, who came to present to the students taking part in the Atlas of Transitions workshops a show entitled “Les Sans” at Théâtre de Liège.
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The WALL book

Walls are ambivalent objects: they protect, divide, defend, and separate. From 'The WALL book', con-fine edizioni
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Interview with Loup Blaster

Loup Blaster, Louise, talks to Le Channel scène nationale de Calais about 'AL HURRIYA الحریة - Freedom - Liberté', her animated short film about the life of migrants in Calais.
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We are all sunflowers

Interview with Xhuljano Brisku. Graduated at the Tirana Art Academy, Xhuljano, as a ‘Sunflower’ assistant production director, shares his impressions and feelings about the public’s reception of the representations that took place in December 2017 in the city of Elbasan and in Cërrik, in the district of Elbasan, Albania.
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Portrayal of Cërrik, Albania

Those who return must face great challenges to reintegrate within society as well as into the economic life of the country. Usually, the returnees exhibit identity issues as they do not really know where they belong to and often feel they are at the crossroads, between staying and leaving again.
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Portrayal of Via Libia Bologna, Italy

When we asked Abraham to show us an important place from his personal map of the city, he had no doubts: "The bridge of Via Libia", answered - "Actually, under the bridge of Via Libia".
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Backa Teater, Premise

Even the younger migrants left their homes, their families and friends, with the hope of finding a future in Europe. We thus want to tell a tale of hope and accomplishment and empower them while focusing on their experiences, as they are masters of their fate, in the face of the obstacles they met to achieve a new life in Sweden.
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Yakub and other stories

In October 2014 Yakub, together with Cantieri Meticci, took part in the first edition of Sabìr, the festival about culture and citizenship in the Mediterranean region. There, he told us the story of his journey towards Italy, a ‘story in the frame’, which has then become the monologue of this video-interview.
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