What role do the actors of the artistic world play in accompanying and supporting refugees and migrants? What kind of view, what kind of narrative on migration can artists propose to change minds?
Faced with the renunciations of a part of the political class and the wanderings of the European migration policy, the artistic scene is mobilizing. Venues, programmers, promoters, festivals, bookers: they are working to facilitate artists' access to this cultural ecosystem, whether it is to accompany them in administrative procedures or to welcome them in their places and their artistic networks. These initiatives of solidarity towards artists, citizens and their families fleeing the horrors of their countries, contribute to a human, sensitive and embodied ‘narrative of migration’ as a counterweight to a statistical and technocratic discourse.
An Vandermeulen (Globe Aroma, BE)
Camille Louis (philosopher, FR)
Mim Suleiman (artist, TZ)
Judith Depaule (Agency of Artists in Exile, FR)
Thursday 7 October, 19:30 → 20:45