Point of Displacement Festival

16 June 2019
12:00–21:00

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Garage Museum of Contemporary Art launches the festival Point of Displacement, featuring lectures, discussions, and workshops for all on the subject of migration.

Point of Displacement is a festival that coincides with the World Refugee Day and is dedicated to migration and forced migration. It takes place in the second half of June at three Moscow venues: Garage, the State Tretyakov Gallery, and Museum of Moscow.

Point of Displacement embraces institutions, meanings, and real-life stories, reflecting the essence of our city. This huge modern metropolis is actually a “point of displacement,” a place where people from different countries, cities, and towns intersect. The festival aims to consider this phenomenon and bring the discourse around it into the public domain.

The main focus will be on what migration entails: what it was yesterday, what it means today and what it will become tomorrow. A series of discussions, concerts, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and even a gastronomic experience have been developed to help figure this out.

The festival organizers are Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, the State Tretyakov Gallery, Museum of Moscow, the educational project Neighbors’ Languages School, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the integration center Kids Are Kids.

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free admission with advance registration.

All festival events are accessible for deaf and hard of hearing visitors and will be interpreted into Russian Sign Language. There will be pedagogues trained in RSL present at the workshops.

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