Superdiversity, Migration and Cultural Change

DIVCULT aims to better understand the relevance of arts and culture in the theoretical and policy debates about immigrant incorporation and diversity in Europe and beyond. Over the last years, artistic activities have found increasing interest among migration researchers because they prove to be a means of moving beyond ethnic differences towards narratives of identity and belonging that are more apt to capture the current post-migrant reality in many cities and countries.

We intend to cover a wide range of artistic and cultural activities in our analyses ranging from music, literature, cinema and theatre to sports, fashion, clothing, design and food.

The idea is to jointly work on the following dimensions: 

  • Theoretical and conceptual issues
  • Methodologies
  • Relevance and social impact

These dimensions constitute the general framework in which the researchers involved can initiate joint research activities, organise workshops and conferences and prepare publications.

DIVCULT builds on previous work carried out in the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Popular Art, Diversity and Cultural Policies in Post-Migration Urban Settings (POPADIVCIT) founded in 2010. POPADIVCIT focussed on the political and institutional framework of immigrant artistic activities, the social relations between all actors involved as well as on their impact in particular in terms of political participation and mobilisation. The work has resulted in several special issues of journals.  

Names of coordinators

Marco Martiniello

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Wiebke Sievers

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Executive board members (beside the coordinators)

Berndt Clavier

Carolina Triana-Cuéllar

University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Elsa Mescoli

CEDEM - FaSS, ULiege, Belgium

alessandra venturini

Migration policy center, Italy

 

Selected publications

DIVCULT News

CALL FOR PAPERS - ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2023 Sustainable food and cultural diversity: discourses and practices

Deadline 2/12/2022
Sustainable food and cultural diversity: discourses and practices Organiser: Elsa Mescoli, CEDEM – ULiège This panel aims to discuss ongoing research on the ways in which cultural diversity is included or excluded in contemporary discourse and practice...

CALL FOR PAPERS - ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2023 Celebratory Migranticization? Questioning the Histories and Practices of Racialization in the Arts

Deadline 3/12/2022
Celebratory Migranticization? Questioning the Histories and Practices of Racialization in the Arts We are a transdisciplinary research collective interested in critical approaches and creative engagements with arts, aesthetics, and race in migration and...

IMISCOE 2023 Annual Conference - Workshop’s proposal: Multisensorial research, migrations and inequalities – exploring new methodological pathways

Deadline 2/12/2022
Organizers: Karolina Nikielska-Sekuła, Center of Migration Research, University of Warsaw / Jagiellonian University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it....

Crocevia di sguardi

We are glad to launch FIERI's annual documentary festival on migration. Here is the programme of this 18th edition. As last year, beside the offline screenings in Torino, you can also follow the festival for free on the Festivalscope platform. All...

Call for book chapters: Heritage and Mobility in a Multisensory Perspective

Deadline 31.10.2022
The book focuses on Heritage and Mobility in a Multisensory Perspective and the ambition is to bridge the gap between cultural heritage and mobility nexus analysing it through the lens of a multisensory approach. Additional information is available pdf...