The second Point of Displacement Festival dedicated to migration, forced migration, and Moscow’s ethnocultural diversity will open in mid-June. This year, the festival coincides with the World Refugee Day and will take place online.
Point of Displacement envisages migration as one of the most complex phenomena of today. Exploring it are cultural professionals, scientists, and charity and institutional care workers. The festival is co-organized by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Moscow, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the educational project Neighbors’ Languages School, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the integration center Kids Are Kids.
Whether it is forced or not, migration is a complex and important process that concerns everyone. All big cities are products of endless circulation of people, ideas, and meanings.
The week-long festival includes talks, discussions, and workshops where we will ask questions, observe, and tell stories, create, and share experiences. The festival is open to everyone.
The festival is accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors. Events will be interpreted into Russian Sign Language.