TRANSCULTURALITY

AN INTERCULTURAL, MULTICULTURAL, POLICULTURAL, EXTRACULTURAL, POSTCULTURAL AND HYBRID BLOG
by teresa sartore senigaglia

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Zinneke Parade, 19th May 2012, Désordre / Wanorde“Ruina is the Arabic word for chaos. On va faire la ruina is an expression youths in Brussels use to mean we’re going to have some fun”.  (Read article)Zinneke is about fun, a very constructive and important type of fun coupled with a strong commitment. Zinneke is first of all a place of encounter, dialogue, creativity, feast and experimentation to celebrate the fluidity and the dynamism of Brussels city, as the waters of its small river, the Senne/Zenne. The carnivalesque parade, held every other spring since 2000, is the final expression of a project to which local organisations, institutions, collectives, individual committees and people take part for several months. (Interview in Dutch with Myriam Stoffen)A framework in which people can build something together is created to overcome all type of walls, borders and mental barriers between persons, neighbourhoods, social and cultural groups.
Creative disorder and colourful chaos can generate new possible worlds!

Zinneke Parade, 19th May 2012, Désordre / Wanorde

Ruina is the Arabic word for chaos. On va faire la ruina is an expression youths in Brussels use to mean we’re going to have some fun”.  (Read article)

Zinneke is about fun, a very constructive and important type of fun coupled with a strong commitment. Zinneke is first of all a place of encounter, dialogue, creativity, feast and experimentation to celebrate the fluidity and the dynamism of Brussels city, as the waters of its small river, the Senne/Zenne.
The carnivalesque parade, held every other spring since 2000, is the final expression of a project to which local organisations, institutions, collectives, individual committees and people take part for several months. (Interview in Dutch with Myriam Stoffen)
A framework in which people can build something together is created to overcome all type of walls, borders and mental barriers between persons, neighbourhoods, social and cultural groups.

Creative disorder and colourful chaos can generate new possible worlds!


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Humans: A Migrant Specie 
The interesting exhibition Homo sapiens. The Great History of Human Diversity held at the palazzo delle esposizioni in Rome recounts our journey, started two hundred thousands years ago… If you happen to be in Italy do not miss it!
 
 

Humans: A Migrant Specie 

The interesting exhibition Homo sapiens. The Great History of Human Diversity held at the palazzo delle esposizioni in Rome recounts our journey, started two hundred thousands years ago… If you happen to be in Italy do not miss it!

 

 

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circuito off @ eiuc

12th edition

1-3 September 2011

This year Circuito Off is at Venice Lido and is collaborating with the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC). A new section of the festival has been created: Building Bridges – Connecting Through Diversity. This section includes short films dedicated to a wide range of topics, such as immigration, developing countries, xenophobia and ethnic minorities’ integration. Movies will be screened at the opening of the festival, 1st September, 6.30 p.m., at the Monastery of San Nicolò. If you happen to be in Venice, don’t miss it!

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Fortress Europe: the Denied Massacre

Since 1988 at least 15.760 people died along the European frontiers, travelling towards the North. Gabriele Del Grande, Italian writer and activist, published in his blog a press review collecting the episodes reported by the newspapers in the last 22 years. The number of missing people is probably greater but it is very uneasy to have clear information about it.

Gabriele Del Grande’s blog is a fundamental contribution to knowledge and memory, the result of four years of travelling across the borders of the Mediterranean countries, investigating and reporting migrant stories. His work fosters social awareness against a very perilous ignorance.

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RIJKSAKADEMIE VAN BEELDENDE KUNSTEN
OPEN STUDIO 2010
Giorgio Andreotta Calò
Untitled
2010
Installation
Like most parts of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is located below sea level. Nevertheless, this is a reality that its inhabitants are not confronted with in a daily life.
In Venice, native town of Giorgio Andreotta Calò, the relationship between man and water (and thus of man and nature) is of a much more direct nature.
There the water can and does at times rise so much as to flood streets, squares and even houses. It is a visible and palpable part of Venetian life.
With this installation the artist wants to make us aware of the fact that most of the Dutch are living in an artificial environment, that they are actually “living under the water”.
To achieve this he has calculated the level that the water would reach in this studio, were this country not protected from the sea by dikes. He has then created the illusion of the presence of the actual sea level.
When the spectator enters the area from which the installation can be observed, the first impression is only this illusion of a sea level. Then, when he puts himself to view the work from a slightly higher position, he sees that the entire studio seems to be filled with water.
(extract from the leaflet of the exhibition)

RIJKSAKADEMIE VAN BEELDENDE KUNSTEN

OPEN STUDIO 2010

Giorgio Andreotta Calò

Untitled

2010

Installation

Like most parts of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is located below sea level. Nevertheless, this is a reality that its inhabitants are not confronted with in a daily life.

In Venice, native town of Giorgio Andreotta Calò, the relationship between man and water (and thus of man and nature) is of a much more direct nature.

There the water can and does at times rise so much as to flood streets, squares and even houses. It is a visible and palpable part of Venetian life.

With this installation the artist wants to make us aware of the fact that most of the Dutch are living in an artificial environment, that they are actually “living under the water”.

To achieve this he has calculated the level that the water would reach in this studio, were this country not protected from the sea by dikes. He has then created the illusion of the presence of the actual sea level.

When the spectator enters the area from which the installation can be observed, the first impression is only this illusion of a sea level. Then, when he puts himself to view the work from a slightly higher position, he sees that the entire studio seems to be filled with water.

(extract from the leaflet of the exhibition)

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Glass Wave: illusion becomes reality … water shows you who’s ruling… and suggests you to stay silent … to observe the strength of nature
(in the photo: Giorgio Andreotta Calò @ Rijksakademie Open Studios 2010)

Glass Wave: illusion becomes reality … water shows you who’s ruling… and suggests you to stay silent … to observe the strength of nature

(in the photo: Giorgio Andreotta Calò @ Rijksakademie Open Studios 2010)

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« L’historien n’est pas celui qui sait. Il est celui qui cherche »

Lucien Febvre

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Europe is a continent that has always been characterised by forced migrations. Twenty years after the fall of the wall, a new interesting editorial project has been published in Germany: The Lexikon der Vertreibungen, an encyclopaedia of expulsions and forced migrations in Europe. A great book which gathers more than one hundred European authors and 308 articles trying to shed light on topics that still need to be studied and discussed in depth: victims and executioners, agreements between states, laws and inhuman measures, ethnic groups, affected geographical areas, museums and monuments.
In contemporary societies, it is every day more important to study these issues and to start thinking how to act powerfully against the dangerous migration policies spreading in Europe. Migration and Migrants should not be catalysers of society tensions, as often happens, but sources of richness and knowledge.

Sources: 


Lexikon der Vertreibungen, Zeit Online, Internazionale (n.856, 23/29 luglio 2010)

Europe is a continent that has always been characterised by forced migrations. Twenty years after the fall of the wall, a new interesting editorial project has been published in Germany: The Lexikon der Vertreibungen, an encyclopaedia of expulsions and forced migrations in Europe. A great book which gathers more than one hundred European authors and 308 articles trying to shed light on topics that still need to be studied and discussed in depth: victims and executioners, agreements between states, laws and inhuman measures, ethnic groups, affected geographical areas, museums and monuments.

In contemporary societies, it is every day more important to study these issues and to start thinking how to act powerfully against the dangerous migration policies spreading in Europe. Migration and Migrants should not be catalysers of society tensions, as often happens, but sources of richness and knowledge.

Sources: 

Lexikon der Vertreibungen, Zeit Online, Internazionale (n.856, 23/29 luglio 2010)

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(Photo: Press Conference at Ca’Foscari, Venice  21 July 2010)

CINEMA & RESEARCH
August 31- September 4
Screenings: Ca’Foscari University, Venice
Parties: Blue Moon Beach, Lido – Venice
Circuito Off: Venice International Short Film Festival
“Circuito Off Revolution”is the new name of the Short Film Festival of Venice for this 11th edition. After ten years of successes, there are important news. This year Circuito Off is organised in collaboration with the University Ca’Foscari involving professors, stimulating the direct participation of students and creating an explicit link between the researchers’ world and the short films sphere. In fact, this year students will be part of a new jury of the Festival, the Jury of Ca’Foscari, in charge of selecting the best short film. 
Circuito Off is Young, International and Creative.
Opening: 31 August 2010 h. 20:00, Ca’Foscari main building 
Every evening:  20:00-23:00 projections of short films at the open air cinema at Ca’ Foscari; 21:00-23:00 projections on the beach, Blue Moon, Lido …at few steps from the glamorous screenings of the 67th International Film Festival – Biennale di Venezia
Every night: 23:30 Greaaat parties on the beach at Blue Moon!
Very important: This year the participation to Circuito Off is FOR FREE!!! 
Contacts: 
Press Office   press@circuitooff.com

(Photo: Press Conference at Ca’Foscari, Venice  21 July 2010)


CINEMA & RESEARCH

August 31- September 4

Screenings: Ca’Foscari University, Venice

Parties: Blue Moon Beach, Lido – Venice

Circuito Off: Venice International Short Film Festival

Circuito Off Revolutionis the new name of the Short Film Festival of Venice for this 11th edition. After ten years of successes, there are important news. This year Circuito Off is organised in collaboration with the University Ca’Foscari involving professors, stimulating the direct participation of students and creating an explicit link between the researchers’ world and the short films sphere. In fact, this year students will be part of a new jury of the Festival, the Jury of Ca’Foscari, in charge of selecting the best short film.

Circuito Off is Young, International and Creative.

Opening: 31 August 2010 h. 20:00, Ca’Foscari main building

Every evening:  20:00-23:00 projections of short films at the open air cinema at Ca’ Foscari; 21:00-23:00 projections on the beach, Blue Moon, Lido …at few steps from the glamorous screenings of the 67th International Film Festival – Biennale di Venezia

Every night: 23:30 Greaaat parties on the beach at Blue Moon!

Very important: This year the participation to Circuito Off is FOR FREE!!! 

Contacts:

Press Office   press@circuitooff.com

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