Online Summer School: Performing Resistance, Dialogues on Arts, Migrations, Inclusive Cities


‘Performing Resistance, Dialogues on Arts, Migrations, Inclusive Cities, an International Online Summer School’ will take place 16-20 June 2020.

It will be promoted within the framework of the Atlas of Transitions Biennale 2020, and is curated by Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Department of Sociology and Economics Law of the University of Bologna and Cantieri Meticci.

A series of online talks, lectures and meetings streamed on Facebook and YouTube will feature international scholars, curators and artists. Performing Resistance is a digital discursive platform aimed at exploring the ways in which artistic practices build spaces of resistance, forms of subversion, counter-hegemonic postures on migration, actions capable of outlining other visions of and in contemporary cities. From different perspectives, the dialogues investigate the relationship between arts, migrations and citizenship, deconstructing paternalistic, neocolonial and exoticising positions that stigmatise the migrant as a ‘figure’.

They transversally discuss issues such as the borderline between art and activism, the creation of alternative dispositif of knowledge, countering silenced and invisibilised subjectivities, the notion of participation, and forms of affective citizenship, setting them in relation with urban space, whether real or imagined.

The International Performing Resistance Summer School is free and open to all. The programme consists of two lessons per day in English, plus a lesson organised by one of Atlas of Transitions’ international partners.