The Migrant Institute: Performing (non)belonging and post-Brexit imaginaries (Pilot Event))

The Migrant Institute: Performing (non)belonging and post-Brexit imaginaries (Pilot Event))

The Migrant Dramaturgies Network hosted and curated an online collaborative and experimental performance & research pilot event focusing on migrant theatre and performance-makers and the activist aesthetics emerging from their artistic practice. The conversations centred on artistic and scholarly approaches of belongingness amidst multiple crises: Brexit, environmental crisis and the current Covid-19 health emergency. The discussions were guided by four inspiring position papers by Prof. Bridget Anderson (Migration Mobilities Bristol), Prof. Vicky Angelaki (Mid Sweden University), Prof. Myria Georgiou (London School of Economics), Dr Alison Jeffers and Ambrose Musiyiwa (University of Manchester).Connecting theatre-makers, academics and cultural workers, the participants shared their experiences of migration and creative practices on crossings, belongings and interruptions. We hope to take The Migrant Institute project further and opening up new creative spaces for resistance and recognition in various regional and national settings in Portugal, France and Germany in the coming year. 

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