Meeting the Other: Borders, Identity and Cultures
babelmed - 09/07/2008
Cultural expressions are fundamental to fight prejudices. And today, migrant population in Europe are too often perceived through the glass of social conflict, terrorism, fundamentalist backwardness or criminality. Tired of these growing preconception, Babelmed , has conceived a European editorial project to put the emphasis on the cultural expressions coming from Migrations .
The project is developed in the framework of the "European Year for Intercultural Dialogue". This multidisciplinary project covers several areas including journalism , research and cultural productions .
Through articles posted online on several existing websites ( Babelmed, IEMed, IRFAM, Paralleli, Qantara.de ), the project seeks to give greater visibility to the cultural expressions and artistic productions from immigrant communities. A decentralised committee of young, European and local journalists was created to write articles and cover a wide range of issues on intercultural dialogue.
"Meeting the Other" starts with an intellectual questioning of term of “Interculturality” and “Dialogue” by the two European magazines, La Pensée de Midi from Marseilles and Lettera Internazionale from Rome. They will both publish special issues on the theme.
The IRFAM in Belgium coordinates a collective research book on intercultural dialogue to fight intercommunity antagonisms.
The creative component of the project will take place from the 1st to the 10th of August through a creative forum for young European artists of the performing arts and organised by Astragali Teatro . It will include the production of a performance.
Finally, a series of documentaries on “Memory, migration and intercultural dialogue” selected by CMCA is accompanying all the main co-ordination event.
From the kick off Meeting in Turin the that took place on the 27th and 28th of April and was organised by the Istituto Paralleli and the Barcelona conference that will take place in October.
The project also includes the creation of a virtual festival on intercultural dialogue. This Internet-based festival will be a virtual showcase to give added visibility to young artists and journalists.
Astragali Teatro (EUFONIA società cooperativa)
Via Giuseppe Candido 23
Tel: +39/08 3230 6194
Contact person: Fabio Roberto Tolledi
Centre Méditerranéen de la Communication Audiovisuelle – CMCA
96 La Canebière
Tel: +33/4 91 42 03 02
Contact person: Viglione Martine
Institut Europeu de la Mediterrània – IEMed
c/. Girona 20
Tel: +34/93 244 98 50
Contact person: Aubarell Solduga Gemma
Paralleli – Istituto Euromediterraneo del Nord Ovest
Via Conte Verde 9
Tel: +39/01 1522 9825
Contact person: Marco Alfieri
Institut de Recherche, Formation et d'Actions sur les Migrations – IRFAM
17 rue Agimont
Tel: +32/42 21 49 89
Contact person: Manço Altay
La pensée de midi – association des sud
142 La Canebière
Tel: +33/4 56 12 43 19
Contact person: Cestor Elisabeth
Via Luciano Manara 51
Tel: +39/06 8535 0230
Contact person: Bruno Biancamaria
Kurt-Schumacher Strasse 113
Tel: +49/ 228 4292 645
Contact person: Gropp Lewis