Conference Experiencing the Museum: People with Migrant Backgrounds

Date

From 5 December 2019 to 7 December 2019

Schedule

11:00–19:30

Place

Garage Auditorium
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DESCRIPTION

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art announces the fifth annual conference Experiencing the Museum. The next edition examines how cultural institutions and people with experience of migration interact.

In 2019, Garage Inclusive Programs Department launched a new program aimed at people with experience of migration. The Museum’s work is focused on both the community of people with migrant backgrounds (by adapting exhibition and education programs and offering special guided tours, workshops, and courses) and on audiences without such experience (where the main goal is to decriminalize the image of “migrants” and encourage greater humanity in society).

An important step in shaping this new area of work is the Museum’s professional program, including lectures, discussions, and workshops on the topics of migration and migration processes, which have been running in recent months. December’s conference will raise the program to a new level.

The conference Experiencing the Museum: People with Migrant Backgrounds will run for three days, each of which will be based around a different agenda. Participants will discuss the general issues and international trends in the field of migration and forced migration, the specifics of interaction between cultural institutions and people with migrant experiences, and education and work with young people.

The conference aims to draw the attention of the professional museum community and experts from the social sphere to migration issues and work out new ways of building dialogue and strengthening interethnic relations.

The conference will feature guest speakers from international organizations and the cultural and educational spheres in France, Germany, the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, and Russia.

Previous editions of the conference Experiencing the Museum focused on work with deafblind, deaf and hard of hearing people, blind and partially sighted people, and people with learning disabilities.

The conference is organized with the support of the Delegation of the European Union to Russia.

EDUCATION PATRON

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free admission with advance registration.

The event is accessible for deaf and hard of hearing visitors and will be translated into Russian Sign Language.

For more information, please email openmuseum@garagemca.org.

REGISTRATION

Schedule

Registration

Time
11:00–11:30

Welcome address. Introduction to the conference program

Anton Belov, Director, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Alexandra Philippovskaya, coordinator at Garage Inclusive Programs Department

Time
11:30–12:00

Lecture “Refugee and Migrant. Various Types of Migration”

Speaker:
Irina Scherbakova, Legal Advisor at UNHCR in the Russian Federation

Time
12:30–12:30

Lecture “Forced Migration in the Contemporary World. Key Trends”

Speaker:
Ararat Babayan, Senior Specialist in External Relations at UNHCR in the Russian Federation

Time
12:30–13:00

Lecture “Migration Policy”

Speaker:
Patrick A. Taran is President of Global Migration Policy Associates (GMPA); formerly Senior Migration Specialist at the International Labour Organisation (ILO); and is Visiting Professor at the Geneva School of Diplomacy.

Time
13:00–13:30

Lunch

Time
13:30–15:00

Lecture “What is Migrant Integration?”

Speaker:
Evgeny Varshaver, PhD in Sociology, supervisor of Migration and Ethnic Studies Research Group, senior fellow at RANEPA

Time
15:00–15:45

Lecture "Women, children, and forced migration"

Speaker:
Olga Narymski, Legal Protection Senior Advisor at UNHCR in the Russian Federation

Time
15:45–16:30

Coffee break

Time
16:30–17:00

Discussion “Remolding Family. New Forms and Family Constellations in the Situation of Migration”

Speakers:

Olga Brednikova, researcher and sociologist, research fellow at CISR (Center for Independent Sociological Research) (St. Petersburg)

Ekaterina Demintseva, leading research fellow at the Laboratory of Cultural Research and HSE’s Institute for Social Development Studies, associate professor at HSE’s School of Cultural Studies

Sergey Rumyantsev, researcher and sociologist at CISR e.V. Berlin

Time
17:00–18:30

Lecture “Labor Migration. The Main Trends on Post-Soviet Territory”

Speaker:
Olga Vorobyeva, who holds a Doctor of Sciences degree in Economics, is a professor in the Department of Social Demography at Moscow State University’s Higher School of Modern Social Sciences, a professor in the Department of Demographic and Migration Policy at MGIMO, and a senior fellow at the Institute of Socio-Political Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Time
18:30–19:15

Day 1 review

Time
19:15–19:25

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