[rohrpost] futuresonic Conference - Manchester 09 - 11 -2002

Mick Fuzz mickfuzz@rocketmail.com
Wed, 6 Nov 2002 06:25:23 -0800 (PST)

this info would seem to be up your street!

would it be possible to mention it on your website
it would be great to link to the URL's below as a fair
amount of work has gone into making this subject
For more information try these URLs
festival - www.futuresonic.com
conference - www.futuresonic.net/migrations/
eurodac express - www.eurodac.net 

MIGRATIONS one-day conference 09.11.02

Migrations is an intervention into the reactionary
climate of hatred towards refugees and asylum seekers
that is taking hold across Europe and beyond. As
barbed wire goes up between communities and around
continents, Migrations seeks to challenge stereotypes
and help refugees to find a voice, exploring diverse
strategies for breaking down boundaries and crossing
artistic, cultural and political borders. It will
combine critical projects with celebratory events that
promote an alternative vision of contemporary culture
as both dynamic and diverse.

A one-day conference organised in partnership with
Amnesty International and the Department of Sociology
at Manchester University will bring together activists
and artists to explore the exciting creative and
emancipatory possibilities inherent in this area as
well as the political constraints that stand in their
way. The discussions will culminate in a closed
session at the end of the day when activists,
community groups and artists will come together to
plan specific initiatives for prizing open the walls
of Fortress Europe, at its borders, within media
representations, and between communities. The
conference will be accompanied by a publication (free)
that will provide a resource for artists or activists
seeking to engage in this area, as well as by a
website helping to coordinate related initiatives and
to build a legacy for the Migrations projects.

9.30am-6.00pm. saturday 9 november 02
contact theatre. oxford road. manchester
a part of futuresonic<02>. www.futuresonic.com


9.30am Saskia Sassen (University of Chicago)
10.30am Bogus Borders :: major international advocates
and activists discuss the increasing violence of
border controls and the ways in which national borders
are being undermined in the “war on terror”. With
Steve Wright (Omega Foundation), Karl.Charikar
(Amnesty International), Virinder Kalra (Manchester
12.00pm break
12.30pm Art & Activism :: video presentations and
panel discussion bringing together for the first time
different international groups engaged in combining
media arts with antiracist and immigration justice
activism. With Ultra-red (USA), Kanak Attak (Germany),
Drik Project (Bangladesh), Virtual Migrants (UK)
2.00pm NoBorders live from European Social Forum in
Florence (streaming event)
3.00pm Sonic Migrations :: exploring the creative
possibilities of movements of peoples and sounds. With
Matthew Herbert, Charlie Dark (Attica Blues), Asian
Dub Foundation (TBC), Derek Richards, John Kieffer
(Head of Performing Arts, British Council)
4.30pm Shahidul Alam - DRIK Project/Eurodac Express
5.00pm<live> Eurodac Express *preview* :: Shahidul
Alam & Elliot Perkins (phonem/Morr Music)
Radio Boy :: Matthew Herbert
6.00pm Migrations Working Group :: working session on
specific initiatives that can emerge out of the
discussions and interventions, with contributions from
activist and community groups working in this area

Info. +44 (0)161 236 3400. Email.
£10 / £7 concessions / £5 members for inclusive
day-pass to Migrations events 
Tickets. +44 (0)8700 600 100. Online.
www.futuresonic.com. Free membership
For more information try these URLs
festival - www.futuresonic.com
conference - www.futuresonic.net/migrations/
eurodac express - www.eurodac.net 

The Migrations Conference is supported by Amnesty
International and Manchester University

media support for campaigns and the like

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