CROSSING BORDERS: IMMIGRATION AND ART

Start The Change is a project co-financed by the European Union, promoted by Progettomondo in partnership with 15 organizations active in 12 European countries: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom. Start The Change aims to promote active citizenship, inviting young people to explore the reality they live in and a to common commitment to promote community well-being and sustainable development, as outlined through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


 


CROSSING BORDERS is one of the 16 projects selected by Start The Change! for 2019-2020. and it aims to contribute through creative and artistic languages ??to SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Through music, Crossing Borders wants to bring together young people of different origins and cultural backgrounds who populate the streets of the same city without sometimes crossing each other, to stimulate a reflection on the existing connections between global inequalities and immigration and on the urgent need for a more peaceful and inclusive society for everyone. 3 days of meetings and workshops - live performance in Pisa, during which the drummer and beatmaker from Trentino Johnny Mox will share the scene with high school students and students of the University of Pisa, asylum seekers hosted in the reception center "San Jacopo" of the CRI-Committee of Pisa and anyone else who wants to participate. Starting from the music listened to by young people and stored in their smartphones, these musicians create loops in real time as a starting point from which to move to create new original compositions. The result is an irresistible mix of rhythms and sounds which, starting from the most listened to music by young people and from improvisation, arrives at what can be defined as the sound of contemporary Europe made up of electronics, tradition and contamination of music that comes from various parts of the world. Thanks to music as a powerful means of expression and a privileged vehicle for change and social-cultural-generational claim, Crossing Border is an opportunity to meet, an opportunity to make one's voice heard, be known and share one's thoughts and their roots, in a guise that moves towards mutual understanding and frees refugees from the mere definition of victims.

Chiudi