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“Within and across the border: a theatrical journey”

This one-day workshop explores the camp as government technology in the domain of migration control. Using theater as a method of conceptual deconstruction and reconstruction, it aims to stage and unravel the encampment of migrating subjects (through refugee camps, border archipelagos as well as various forms of detention) as a key strategy in the implementation of territorial sovereignty across country borders. The Bologna workshop will be led by a team of lecturers, artists and refugees involved in a crosscutting cultural project, which seeks to unravel the complex geography of “migrant spaces” in Europe’s modern metropolises. Furthermore it inaugurates a two-week theater and research project on the theme of contemporary migrant spaces of Bologna.
The workshop will be held in Italian, with English and French translation. It includes a teacher-led part and a second part which will require the creation of small groups among the participants in order to create theatrical games to facilitate the comprehension of the contents of the first part. Both parts will be conducted under the researchers and artists’ supervision.

Programme:
9.30-13.00: The Camp As Political Form – concepts and theatrical expression

speakers:
Timothy Raeymaekers (University of Zurich),
Pietro Floridia (Cantieri Meticci, Bologna)
with the participation of:
Riza Baris Ulker (Berlin),
Cecilia Deserti (Bologna)
Louise Ysolt Glassier (Milan),
Rachel Shapiro (Paris).

Follows the creative workshops leaded by Pietro Floridia with collaboration of Cantieri Meticci team.

14.30-18.00: Navigating The Borderscape

speakers:
Barbara Pinelli (University of Milano-Bicocca)
with the participation of:
Riza Baris Ulker (Berlin),
Cecilia Deserti (Bologna)
Louise Ysolt Glassier (Milan),
Rachel Shapiro (Paris).

Follows the creative workshops leaded by Pietro Floridia in collaboration with Cantieri Meticci team.