Symposium exploring Mobility around the Mediterranean
February 4-5, 2011
A Mediterranean city par excellence, Alexandria will host on the 4th and 5th of February 2011 the first symposium “exploring mobility around the Mediterranean”, organized by the Arab Education Forum – Safar Fund and Roberto Cimetta Fund in cooperation with The International Association for Creation and Training (I-act) and hosted by the 8th edition of the Creative Forum for independent theatre groups (Europe- Mediterranean). This Symposium, which is a cornerstone in the Istikshaf project, aims to expand on and develop a renewed understanding of contemporary mobility by bringing together people able to think mobility in its widest sense. With a special focus on artistic mobility, this Symposium is an attempt to respond to the evident shortage in literature on mobility as a tool for learning, dialogue, and artisticexchange and as a new-old paradigm around the Mediterranean basin.
Over the period of two days, more than 35 academics, specialists and practitioners from 18 Arab and European countries: Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, Palestine, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, France, Turkey, Denmark, Austria, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Germany, The Netherlands, The Gulf, and Great Britain, will shed light on issues ranging from current research on mobility, challenges to artistic mobility, travel literature, artists’ experiences, policies on mobility, and the role of cities in promoting artistic mobility. Key mobility operators from the Mediterranean region will also be present at the Symposium to share their perspectives and learn from other experiences.
This Symposium is supported by the Anna Lindh Foundation, the Swedish Institute in Alexandria and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in addition to private donations.
Istikshaf program is a cooperation initiative led by The Arab Education Forum-Safar Fund and The Roberto Cimetta Fund, in cooperation with The Arab Theatre Training Center, Al Balad Theater, Studio EmadEddin, I-act, and Dramatiska Institutet (Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts), which aims to develop a platform for artistic mobility around the Mediterranean through a mapping of mobility operators; supporting research and knowledge building around this topic; mobilization of mobility alumni; and providing a forum for mobility operators to exchange experiences and share knowledge and resources.
Contact: Angie Cotte, Secrétaire Générale, Fonds Roberto Cimetta:
tél : 00 33 1 45 26 33 74 email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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