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UNESCO Chair SPRING SCHOOL 2019 - The Arts of Integrating

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UNESCO Chair Spring School 2019

The Arts of Integrating: Labouring and Resting

Wednesday 1 – Friday 3 May 2019

Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre - Daytime programme
Scottish Youth Theatre - Thursday evening programme

Key Dates
18 February - general registration opens
29 April – registration closes

Important Note
You must register for a ticket for EACH DAY of the Spring School you wish to attend - this will allow us to maximise the number of participants. If you have any questions on the process or experience any problems with booking, please contact us unesco-rila@glasgow.ac.uk



The Artists and Academics working with the UNESCO Chair at the University of Glasgow will host their second Spring School in May 2019.

The Arts of Integrating: Labouring and Resting

Stepping up
Falling back
Labouring and resting.

In her exquisite one woman performance Wind Resistance, the artist Karine Polwart uses these words as a refrain for understanding the spaces of refuge and sanctuary created by the work of migrating geese. She sees their flight paths as a ‘gale-bitten struggle to sustain cooperation’ within the ‘Laws of Motion’, the title of her most recent album. People move, birds fly and change their song to adapt to new environments, objects circulate and there is constant resourceful traffic in ideas. We aim to capture this resourcefulness in our second Spring School.


The Second UNESCO RILA Spring School focuses on the arts of ‘labouring and resting.’ What is the work of integrating, who does it and how? How do new forms emerge and how are the old, precious forms of culture, art and language shared? How do languages shift and adapt, how do people learn new languages and translanguage? What does it mean to make culture, food, art in a new place, or with new people as part of integration?


The Spring School falls on May Day. It is the day when, internationally, workers’ rights are celebrated and also a day of observing the changing of the seasons. Many traditions have been created around seasonal motion and also around the observation of workers’ rights and their labour. This should include the often unseen labour of provisioning for families, communities. The opposite of work is rest: holiday times, day trips, family celebrations.


What does it mean to integrate through work and to integrate through rest? How do tourism and cultural institutes offer spaces for rest as well as for the work of learning? How do people labour, resist and rest in captivity? What happens to the caged birds’ songs, to the languages and emotions of those who are forced to be non-migratory against their will? How can the digital world support cooperation and integration in labour and at rest?


The Spring School showcases the ways in which individuals, communities, societies and institutions have accommodated and hosted each other and reflect on the ways in which the arts and academic research offer insights into the processes of welcome and integration. Interpreted in the broadest sense, these themes range from how we engage with our neighbours to topics such as slavery and imperialism and their connection to the present. In particular, the Spring School will focus on artistic, multilingual and educational dimensions.


1) Labouring and Resting in integrational settings

a. Work, places and patterns of work and provision of care
b. Holidays, tourism, family setting and cultural institutions
c. Digital facilitation of integration through work and rest

2) Creating shared culture

a. What is culture?
b. Festivals, celebrating culture, breaking bread together
c. Language learning, teaching and translanguaging, language evolution

3) Caged birds’ songs

a. Labouring, resisting and resting in captivity
b. Languages and emotions of the forced non-migratory
c. After detention

The full programme is available on the UNESCO Chair website


PROGRAMME SUMMARY:


Wednesday 1 May

Keynotes:

Speaker: Amal Azzudin
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Speakers: Veronica Crosbie & Julie Daniel
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Listener: Catrin Evans

Workshops:

Jamie Spurway
Interpreting Culture: Improving Cross-Cultural Communication
Esa Aldegheri
Mapping Welcome
The Welcome Hut
Deborah May from Küche
Tomorrow’s Kitchen
SprayPeace
Art as a Universal Language
Ken Gordon & Chris Purnell
An Ephemeral Cultural Convergence
Shirley Gillan & Steven Ritchie
Caged Birds’ Songs

Presentations:

Emily-Marie Pacheco
Letters to Cyprus
Judith Thomas
Integrating Through Language Learning and Teacher Relationships
Maria Dasli
UNESCO Guidelines on Intercultural Education


Thursday 2 May

Keynotes:

Speaker: Ross White
Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Speakers: Angi Mietzner & Anne Storch
Beacher of Despair, Beaches of Hope: Language, Tourism, Integration?
Listener: Ben White

Workshops:

Sarah Cox
Bringing the Outside in
Catherine Orbach, Martha Orbach & Mary Raphaely
Plants, Printmaking, Migratio and Making a New Home
SprayPeace
Art as a Universal Language
The Welcome Hut
Mia Gubbay, Chris Jamieson & Sarah Leal
Working Out Where to Stand
Pinar Aksu & Remzije Sherifi
What community means: welcoming people - Maryhill Integration Network
Lisa Matthews
Launching Right to Remain's asylum navigation board
Lucy Cathcart Frödén
A Song for Amelia

Presentations:

Kahina Le Louvier
Experiences of the Asylum System in the North-East of England
Scottish Refugee Council Artist and UNESCO Chair Affiliate Artists
A discussion on Artist Networks
I.D. Campbell
Threshold: A Creative Exploration of Rites of Passage for Gaining Refugee Status
Hyab Yohannes
Understanding Post-liberation Eritrea

Performances:

Helene Grøn
We are All Amelias

NEW IN 2019: EVENING PROGRAMME

This year we have organised an evening programme on Thursday 2 May.
For those who want, there is the option to join us in the Scottish Youth Theatre at 7pm. There we will be treated to a dance performance by Maryhill Intregration Networks's Colours of Life dance group, followed by a play by World Spirit Theatre entitled ‘Where are you really from?’. This is a free add-on event and you will be asked if you want to sign up for this on the registration form. More info can be found in our programme booklet.


Friday 3 May

Keynotes:

Speakers: Beverley Costa, Teresa Murjas, Kamaljit Dosanj, San Maya Gurung, Joanna Mungai & Guida Shields
Around the Well
Speaker: Alison Phipps

The Rest of Labour
Listener: Kasia Uflewska-Watson

Performance:

Valentina Bonizzi & Keith Fleming
The Stool

Workshops:

Catrin Evans
The Spaces in Between: Moving Through the Emotional and Intellectual Labour of Integration
Giovanna Fassetta & Esa Aldegheri
“Where Should the Birds Fly?” An Arabic Language Lesson for Beginners
The Welcome Hut
Oudai Tozan
Things You Don’t Know About Syria
Lavinia Hirsu
From “Tool” to “River”: A Serious Play with Metaphors of Language

Presentations:

Christian Hanser
Civic Shelters: Disrupting Accelerations of the Public Sphere Through A Collective Tiny House Retreat
Rabia Nasimi & Mastoureh Fathi
Art, Translanguage and Gendered Learnings in Pedagogical Setting
Effie Samara
The role of the arts in forced migrants' citizenship forming: towards a research agenda
Rachel Burke
Seeking Asylum in Australia and Barriers to Higher Education


Full programme can be found on the UNESCO Chair website

Spring School organisers
Alison Phipps
Gameli Tordzro
Tawona Sithole
Giovanna Fassetta
Lauren Roberts
Bella Hoogeveen
Emily-Marie Pacheco

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