Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Another exciting event soon happening in London!
Performing borders: Conversation on art | crossings | europe is an open dialogue on how artists, researchers and art organisations can use their practices and projects to respond to and challenge the borders of Europe and their shifting meanings.
Guest speakers include: Lois Keidan (Co-Director of the Live Art Development Agency), Sophie Nield (Senior Lecturer in Drama at the Royal Holloway University of London), Juliet Steyn (Co-editor of ‘Breaching Borders: Art, Migrants and the Metaphor of Waste’), Marilena Zaroulia and Philip Hager (Co-Founders of the Inside/Outside Europe Research Network) will present their own perspectives and engage in a discussion on the role of live and visual art in the flux reality of Europe and its proliferating and increasingly heterogeneous borders.
All those interested in citizenship, crossing borders, and experimental art practices are welcome to bring their own ideas and experiences to the conversation.
All details bout the event here.
The organizer is my freind Alessandra Cianetti, Co-director of Something Human.
Check out her blog as well!
Tomorrow a panel discussion on the aesthetics and politics of representations of the sea in contemporary culture will take place at the Mosaic Rooms [Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SW].
The panel will consider the contemporary use of the ocean as a space to signify and symbolise wider issues, from migration to labour politics, to climate change, and reflect on the language that accompanies its depiction.
This event is very promising. Find more details here.
I am very pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of Italian Studies on Lampedusa. The issue contains articles by myslef, Lorenzo Rinelli, Tina Catania, Giacomo Orsini, Knut De Swert, Laura Schacht and Andrea Masini. It is edited by Luciano Baracco. It's the first interdisciplininary collection of essays completely dedicated to the issue of migration and Lampedusa. Enjoy it.
Link to the journal issue.
Link to my article.