Playing Identities. Migration, Creolisation, Creation (2009-2011)
The project “Playing Identities. Migration, Creolisation, Creation“, funded with the support from EU Culture Programme, aims to interpret migration phenomena as instances of creolisation. Coordinated by the Santa Chiara Graduate School of Siena University and involving a wide international partnership, the original aspect of this project stands in the intuition of borrowing Glissant’s poetical vision of creolisation and to apply it to two distinct processes of creation.
On one side we choose Performing Arts, namely theatre, in order to produce a play in which artists from diverse theatrical backgrounds are forced to the negotiation of expressive codes, practices and meanings. On the other side, we choose to engage with an interdisciplinary research in the Social Sciences and Humanities in order to develop new conceptual tools and an integrated framework for the analysis of migration phenomena, by seeking a deep exchange among disciplines and researchers with diverse theoretical and methodological backgrounds.
[Photos by Daniela Neri]