Matera 2019

This project gives a voice to those who have lost theirs in a terrible journey and in the difficult circumstances of a new life, by galvanising their outlook, commitment and all the little things that make life worth living.

The Silent Academy was founded for this purpose, to give all migrants arriving in Italy a set of skills and talents, to those artists and skilful craftspeople who have ceased to develop their creative opportunities on the long road towards integration.

Marked by the slow rhythm of hand movements, typical of the faber, the workshops teach local people traditional skills, such as colourful costumes for artistic performances or installations of woodwork craft, in a display of work and styles showing tangible examples of the connection between local and migrant culture, in a sign of solidarity.

This is an opportunity to develop a system for certifying the skills learnt and for giving migrants back their aspirations and their identities.

 

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Artists:

Eloi Sessou, Côte d'Ivoire
Mimmo Paladino, Italy
BR1, Italy
Artists selected by a jury

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