TRANSLOCATIONS connects artistic practices and social space to explore the impacts of contemporary mobility phenomena in local urban contexts. With workshops and participatory artistic projects, we want to stimulate collective creation and public debate about translocal mobility and its effects.
In contemporary european societies, various forms of mobility are affecting local areas, both in terms of spatial organisation, and in the experience of living in a particular place. These forms assume special significance in certain cities, or in specific urban areas, where a huge number of experiences resulting from displacements are emphasised. That’s why this is an interesting moment to analyze a such phenomena of mobility, being is unique to contemporary societies: migration, tourism, everyday or temporary displacements for work reasons, exert a presence within public space, and so end up determining both the form and the processes of production, reproduction and transformation of space on social, political and cultural levels.
The phenomenon of social dualism suffered by many contemporary European cities has traced out new scenarios where mobility and lack of mobility shape ways of living. Through the observatory and the laboratory practices we aim to develope a methodology where an archive of good practices and projects dealing with mobility phenomena in european territory will be the key of the process. Outcomes: european network for research and good practices exchange; local laboratories involving artists, local stakeholders and "experts"; a public conference; artistic interventions in public space; three workshops.
1)Chose two urban areas in two different european countries 2) Once there, in order to start the observation work, constitute advisory boards in every area, integrated by local institutions, local stakeholders, ngos, citizens, academics, local artists and cultural agents, professionals 3) Through a cultural call select projects production related to some of the issues linked to mobility (each adapted to the context: turism, migration, other kinds of mobility…) 4) On going process: Workshop on specific skills for artists and cultural agents and different acitivities 5) A shared webpage for the observatory, laboratorios and advisory boards.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe