Newsletter Specially Unknown – January 2019

How is it to interview a recent refugee? ♦ Mirroring Trilogy in Turin ♦ What do we mean when we talk about cultural participation? ♦ Oracle of Amsterdam conference in Amsterdam 28 June 2019


INTERVIEWING REFUGEES – INTERVIEWERS’ STORIES

Since spring 2018, in Antwerp, Bochum, Paris and Turin trained interviewers are video recording stories of refugees, about their lives in these cities, but also on their sometimes-long way to reach Europe. They are mostly refugees themselves, either longer in Europe or the 2nd generation. How is it to interview recent refugees? How do you feel when … More


ART ENABLES PEOPLE TO MIRROR THEIR LIFE STORIES TO THOSE OF REFUGEES

 

Interviews with refugees are a basis for various artworks and actions, in a co-creation between refugees and the local cultural professionals and artists. In Turin, the interviews inspired Specially Unknown partner Rete Italiana di Cultura Popolare to create The Mirror Trilogy – a video installation, a theatrical narrative performance and… More


DIFFERENT MEANINGS OF CULTURAL PARTICIPATION AND CULTURE ACROSS EUROPE

 

Is cultural participation visiting theatre, concerts and exhibitions, or taking a part in the creation of a theatre play – acting, painting, making music? Or both? Or everything one does in a given society? What is culture? A production of artworks or a way of living, expressing oneself, eating, thinking? Those are the questions brought out to light by the first round … More


ORACLE OF AMSTERDAM CONFERENCE IN AMSTERDAM 28 JUNE 2019

How can the stories of refugees be a part of the cultural heritage of the European cities? In which ways these stories can be presented to the broader audiences? What are the ways for cultural participation of refugees? What are the various roles we – each and all of us – could take in these matters? These are the topic of the conference. More


This is the 1st of our 4 Newsletters. We will send the next editions by the beginning of March, June and September 2019. If you wish to subscribe, please send an email to: speciallyunknown@stichtingmp.nl