More about conclusive event in Paris

Over the course of this three-day event, both foreign guests and Paris-based members of the public had the opportunity to took part in an open discussion at the Immigration History Museum in Paris about the project artistic and research outcomes. Public equally was invited to see the audiovisual materials connected with migrants and refugees issues emanating from the creative workshops in cities across Europe. Using artistic activities as a focal point project addressed the multiform ways in which migration has shaped Europe over the years as well as the different ways in which EU citizens have reacted to the presence of newcomers from Asia, Africa, Middle East and East. In this vein. The City Ghettos of Today used the language of art and of the theatre to explore different facets of immigration in Europe, ranging from personal testimonies to legal and administrative issues.

Inspired by testimonies culled from cities across Europe over the course of 2014, "Island Europe" showcased personal histories, songs and short videos of migrants from Congo, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Vietnam, Palestine. This showcase will take the form of a presentation and an open discussion that held at Immigration History Museum on 11 February 2015.

1. Open discussion and presentation of the The City Ghettos of Today project outcomes
11 Febbruary, 2.30 p.m.
Where: Museum of Immigration History, 293 avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris – métro Porte Dorée
The Museum of Immigration History together with the French Theatre Company Check Points and the International team of The City Ghettos of Today's project welcomed for the open-discussion visitors and all those who had taken part in the artistic process during the first project residence in Paris in March 2014: workshop participants from University Pais 8, young migrants from the French language association Atouts Cours, habitants of the Nanterre neighborhood Quartier du Parc, participants of the workshops of the Cie Check Points and the French Cultural center CENTQUATRE as well as all the French partners who had participated in the development of the project in Paris: Nanterre town council team, workers of the Social Center of Nanterre Parc'En Ciel and the Association Bel Agir, The Salle Saint Bruno in the Goutte d'Or.