05 September 2018

Migraspectives

A dance theater performance explores the current debate on migration through the lenses of diverse and often conflicting worldviews.

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© IIASA

Under the auspices of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, IIASA, in collaboration with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), and the Global Young Academy (GYA), hosted a three-day summer school from 5-7 September, bringing together researchers and policymakers from over 40 countries  to learn how to optimize the use of scientific evidence in policy making. 

The Summer School  focused on the theme of migration and demography – specifically the role of population and migration for sustainable development in the European Neighbourhood - a key strategic area for the future of Europe. 

The opening session on Wednesday, September 5th culminated in a dance theatre performance by 4 artists and 13 IIASA scientists. They tackled the current debate on migration through the lenses of diverse and often conflicting worldviews. The audience was then led through a solution finding process with the goal being to reach an agreement despite deep-rooted differences. 

Concept

Gloria Benedikt, IIASA Project Leader Science & Art

Piotr Magnuszewski, IIASA Research Scholar

CAST

Artists

Nour Barakeh

Gloria Benedikt

Krisztian Gergye

Hannah Kickert

Piotr Magnuszewski

Playwright: Chantal Bilodeau


Scientific advisors

Guillaume Marois

World Population Program

Wei Liu

Risk and Resilience Program




Scientific Actors

Robert Burtscher

Katya Perez Guzman

Mateusz Iskrzynski

Katrin Kaltenegger

Wei Liu

Finn Laurien

Gillaume Marois

Thomas Schinko

Marcus Thomson

Facilitators

Marzena Adamczuk

Frank Sperling

Barbara Willaarts


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A  case study and performance video will be available for review in November.


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Last edited: 25 October 2018

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