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A Dialogue Project between Friedland (G) and Moria (GR)

The two villages of FRIEDLAND in southern Lower Saxony and MORIA on the Greek island of Lesbos have one thing in common: only because of their geographical location have they become historical hubs of migration and both now house large refugee camps.

In the laboratory project we want to find out which experience-based expertise on migration can be found among the villagers? What can we learn from these experiences for society as a whole? What do the villagers have to tell each other?

In an interview research we question residents in both villages who today accompany life in the camp as silent observers or as participating helpers. We ask them how they perceive life in the camp, what contact they have with the refugees who are only passing through, what these people need and where European refugee policy is failing or inadequate.

In November 2019, we will bring the previously interviewed German and Greek villagers* to an evening of dialogue via video conference.

Project period:

October/November 2019

Concept:
Julia Roesler, Silke Merzhäuser

Research Friedland:
Eva Völker

Research Moria:
RefocusMediaLab, Sonia Nandzik

Documentation:
Judith Franke

 

 

funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste