Migrant’s perspectives and superdiversity
Migrants have entered European countries but they haven’t entered the public sphere. When they do, it is as characters in other people’s stories – desperate faces, surging hoards and floating bodies – something ‘other’. We rarely hear from migrants as experts or legitimate voices. Doc Next presents a series of short videos highlighting the perspectives of young migrants in Europe. Most of the videos stem from ‘Remapping Europe – a Remix’, investigative artistic project that contributed to an inclusive cultural practice and public imagery in and of Europe by connecting young creative media-makers who have migrant perspectives from Spain, Poland, Turkey, and the UK. In this Doc Next project, remixing was seen as a strategy through which to reconfigure our self-representation as citizens and producers of meaning: to deconstruct a discourse, analyse its parts, its ideology and its message, and then put it back together using creativity, insight, irony, satire, humour or parody in order to reconstruct a narrative that can decipher the ‘hidden curriculum’.
Doc Next Network
Doc Next Network was initiated by the European Cultural Foundation in 2010. It brought together MODE Istanbul, ZEMOS98 (Seville), BFI Future Film (London) and Association of Creative Initiatives “ę” (Warsaw) who engage with media makers, activists, researchers, programmers, educators and innovators. Doc Next strives for social justice and inclusive public opinion in Europe, through a common methodology that supports the ideas of access, free culture and expanded education.
Doc Next built up a media collection which includes around 500 short documentaries and other media works by young creators. The ‘Doc Next Network Media Collection’ opens an unusual window on contemporary Europe. It is accessible on Vimeo and a resource space.
This evening is organized in collaboration with Ongekend Bijzonder, Framer Framed, Beeld voor Beeld, Netwerk Democratie and Next Doc Network.