This event is organized by me in the framework of the Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program:
Photo (c) Milos Sitarica, RARE3, www.rare3.be
IPC-SABANCI UNIVERSITY-STIFTUNG MERCATOR INITIATIVE and GOETHE-INSTITUTE ISTANBUL cordially invite you to a symposium and workshop on
Post-Migration in Performance: Representation, Policy and Education
Istanbul Policy Center, 2nd Floor
Particularly in Germany, “post-migrant” has become a productive label to claim more representation of artists with a migration background in the theatre and art scenes. The term has come to denote a perspective outside the mainstream and hegemonic culture. Similarly, in other European countries, artists have developed cultural practices and community initiatives that reflect upon the increasing multiculturalism. Key actors in this field are recently collaborating and connecting, which strengthens the awareness and visibility of Europe’s diverse cultural landscape. Turkey has become an elemental part of this growing transnational network.
The present symposium aims to facilitate the dialogue as well as to strengthen the network of post-migrant theatre by bringing international academics and artists together. It investigates the implications and associated themes of post-migrant cultural productions by providing a platform for the discussion of the past, present and future directions of cultural diversity, cultural education and the policies that support this art work and network. One of the key questions will be Turkey’s challenge to come to terms with its own migration histories in the present cultural conjuncture, theatre infrastructure and policy climate.
The event will be held in English and Turkish. Simultaneous translation will be provided. Please send your RSVP to Gülcihan Çiğdem (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +90 212 292 49 39 ext. 1412) by May 31, 2013.
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