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The City Ghettos of Today

The City Ghettos of Today
How do we talk about “ghettos” today? What role do “ghettos” play in constructing a European identity? What are the dynamics that contribute to the implantation of migrant communities throughout Europe today and how do they connect to the collective memory of Europe’s past?

The City Ghettos of Today entails a series of workshops open to local communities in different European cities – Warsaw, Paris, Bologna, Milan, Helsinki, Antwerp and Berlin. Run by artists and cultural actors, each workshop installment will conclude with an art installation and public debate on the project’s themes in each of the cities listed above. The project will unite artists, cultural actors, academics and social workers in order to explore the broad themes of “ghetto” and “districts of migration” in participating European cities. The City Ghettos of Today reflects the interdisciplinary dimension of Evens Foundation, and the co-organiser of the project 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 seeks 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, Milan, Helsinki, Antwerp and Berlin.

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Contact: Joanna Krawczyk