Migration + Borders
Fri 24 Aug, 11am, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Rising nationalism and the role of art
Arts, Borders and Migration is a two-part event with guest artists, policy-makers, political walkers and cooks who will present works responding to increasing border control and nationalist movements.
Migration + Borders is a series of talks with guest artists asking what the international artistic community can do locally, nationally and globally to counter movements encouraging hate, discrimination and isolation across Europe.
In discussion with Almir Koldizc, Claudia Zeiske will talk about Home to Home, a 1800 km/ 90 day Brexit responsive walk from Huntly, Aberdeenshire, to her childhood home near Munich; as well as other border and art related situations. Painters May Murad, Gaza, and Rachel Ashton, Huntly, who have engaged in digital exchange since Spring 2017 through their project Walking without Walls, will discuss the importance of cross-border collaboration. Bosnian/British filmmaker Samir Mehanovic will present his recent documentary, Through Our Eyes, giving a fresh and personal insight into the Syrian conflict. Iman Tajik will frame the discussion around his photographic work and experiences in Calais. Chair: Almir Koldzic, Counterpoints Arts.
Lunch will be provided by refugee and migrant chefs from food-led venture Kueche, who will tell their own stories of encountering complex and emotionally charged borders.