Tourists and Migrants: (un)expected encounters in the Mediterranean
Start date : 14 September 2019 09:00
End date : 22 September 2019 18:00
Where : La Valetta | Malte
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Cultural heritage is commonly thought as a product of the longstanding link between people and their own territory. But, as anthropologist James Clifford shown us, in our contemporary world culture and identity are associated to "routes" as much as to "roots". We are prompted to recognize that different kinds of mobility and flows are closely connected to the global dynamics of place making.
The Mediterranean is one of the most significant areas where we can observe this phenomenon. Here the constant movement of tourists and migrants across both sides of the sea in the last decades has been producing several (un)expected encounters. On the beaches of Lesvos and Kos as in the ethnic neighborhoods of Marseille and Barcelona, in the "Sea Memory Museum" of Zarzis as at "Porto M" of Lampedusa, the clear cut border between tourism and migration is contested and vanished.
In order to follow the paths of this "heritage on the move" we can combine different fields of studies and manage a variety of approaches, ranging from engagement in theoretical debate to application of our skills in innovative projects.
The main aim of the Summer School is to improve the knowledge of the participants in the anthropology of mobility and heritage and their capacity to develop fruitfull cooperations with private and public agencies.
The Summer School will be divided in sets of lessons and activities including: analysis of theoretical and methodological tools; presentation of case studies with an ethnographic approach; visits to specific places and institutions engaged in migration and tourism in Malta. Topics Covered
Tourism-led migration and Migration-led tourism Roots tourism/Diaspora tourism Ethnic neighbourhoods as places of leisure and consumption Everyday multiculturalism Responsible and ethic tourism Applied/Public anthropology Border studies
Two half days will be devoted to take part in a workshop organized by the staff of the “RIMA Project” about the relationship between forced migration, self-narrative and theatre www.rimaproject.org and to design a pilot "intercultural walking tour" related to the "MIGRANTOUR Project" www.migrantour.org
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Prof. Francesco Vietti Location
La Valletta, Malta Application Deadline
2nd wave of application - 16 May 2019 Requeired Documents to be uploaded in the application form:
CV, ID card or passport/ motivation letter Target Audience
The summer school is open to students from any background as well as to professionals working in the field of tourism, migration and heritage.
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