Stories In Transit; Telling the Tale in Times of Conflict
Oxford – London – Palermo 2016-2017
Marina Warner, Professor of English and Creative Writing in Birkbeck’s School of Arts, is organising a three-day conference in the historic Marionettes Museum in Palermo, Italy, from 26-28 September 2016. The conference will bring together artists and writers, people with first-hand experience of migration, representatives of NGOs working with migrant and refugee groups, and teachers of Italian as a second language.
The conference falls within a broader project which seeks to create a toolkit, probably in the form of a Story Box, to support storytelling, culture and entertainment in places such as refugee camps, reception centres, and housing shelters.
Stories in Transit aims both to give a voice to those who have experienced dislocation and loss of home and to create mutual understanding, by exchanging stories about the different traditions, languages and experiences of so many displaced people, many of them minors.
As part of Matilde Gagliardo’s Living Portrait Exhibition. Silent footage shot at Santa Maddalena Writer’s Retreat in 2014.
Various exhibitions and publicity for Matilde’s Work:
Festival Internazionale di Cinema
e Donne, Firenze