More information about project in Milan

The City Ghettos of Today entailed a series of workshops opened to local communities in different European cities – Warsaw, Paris, Bologna, Milan, Helsinki, Berlin and Antwerp. Run by artists and cultural actors, each workshop installment concluded with an art installation and public debate on the project’s themes in each of the cities listed above. This European collaboration  concluded in Warsaw in January 2015 with a large-scale installation-performance and debate that will brought together materials culled from each of the participating city workshops. The project united artists, cultural actors, academics and social workers in order to explored the broad themes of “ghetto” and “districts of migration” in participating European cities. The City Ghettos of Today reflected the interdisciplinary dimension of the Strefa WolnoSlowa foundation, which crosses academic and theoretical methodologies with practices of artistic and cultural creation. Through artistic reflection and intellectual research, this collaborative project seeked to unravel the complex and problematical theme of “migrant ghettos” in contemporary Europe, paying particular attention to various definitions and visions of ghettos within the contexts of Warsaw, Paris, Bologna, Helsinki, Milan, Berlin and Antwerp.