Discussion club

Date

From 15 September 2019 to 22 December 2019

Schedule

16:00–17:30

Place

Garage Education Center
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DESCRIPTION

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art launches a discussion club focusing on the issues of modern migration processes.

Representatives of ethnic groups and languages affiliated with labor migration are commonly labeled “other” in the perception of the masses, oftentimes leading to the formation of a particular image of a migrant in the collective consciousness of the local population. With any attempt to talk about labor and forced migration, this topic is getting more and more surrounded by myths and prejudices. Garage suggests undertaking a consistent study that will allow the exploration of the subject of migration without unnecessary emotions.

Each of the club’s meetings is based around the most critical issues that have formed recently in the context of migration. Through discussions, the participants will have the opportunity to articulate somewhat of an ethical approach that will further enhance professionalism in this field of research.

The discussion club is open to a general audience with experts providing support for people with migrant experience.

how to take part

Free admission with advance registration

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Schedule

“Syndrome of an ethnic impostor”

Migration processes lead to the formation of new identities in society. But at the same time, some migrants of subsequent generations believe they have no right to identify themselves with the ethnic group of their ancestors due to the loss of connection with their culture and language. How do various fields of knowledge, for instance psychology or anthropology, address this phenomenon?

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Date
Sunday, September 15
Time
16:00–17:30
Place
Garage Education Center

“Shall we discuss migration issues openly?”

Specialists who work with and assist people with migrant backgrounds share different opinions on whether the topic of migration should be discussed publicly, and if so, what could the correct and appropriate formats for such a discussion be?

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Date
Sunday, October 13
Time
16:00–17:30
Place
Garage Education Center

“The impact of popular culture on the perception of migration”

How does mass culture influence the attitude of receiving countries’ residents to migrants? Can we use pop culture in order to create a more comfortable and friendly environment for everyone?

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Date
Sunday, November 3
Time
16:00–17:30
Place
Garage Education Center

“’We aren’t some random migrants’: Self-identification of people with migrant experience”

How do migrants with various experiences perceive themselves and people with other migrant backgrounds? How much does self-identification of representatives of diverse social groups differ?

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Date
Sunday, November 24
Time
16:00–17:30
Place
Garage Education Center

“Unnecessary aid?”

Is there currently a request from people with migrant experience living in Moscow for access to cultural institutions and social integration via creative practices? Which sub-groups within the general category of “migrants” have this option at their disposal?

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Date
Sunday, December 22
Time
16:00–17:30
Place
Garage Education Center