The European Crisis and Fleeing Artists
On November 10th, diyalog participated into a round table about the migration crisis and cultural identity at the Centro Pecci in Prato, Italy. The round table and the discussion at Villa Romana in Florence was a collaboration between Centro Pecci and Villa Romana.
Gravitiy for All will become a network between artists who just arrived in Italy and Europe and those who are already living there. A platform to share information about residencies, grants and experiences.
The question of the discussion was: if the European migration crisis continues to be a scandal, how should artists and cultural workers behave? How to create networks (in Europe and beyond) and give voice to artistic practices that go beyond the so-called “internationalism” of the twentieth century? If cultural education is the foundation of every society how to promote respect for artistic/cultural producers? What are the urgent concerns of the artists that have just arrived? Which partners could be involved for future collaborations?