A Swiss perspective on art and migration

'Gaijin' David Favrod
‘Gaijin’ David Favrod

«For a Swiss, I am a Japanese and for a Japanese I am a Swiss or rather a gaijin.»

Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, publishes an excellent free cultural magazine called Passages. The latest issue is entitled Here and There: Art, Society and Migration:

How do contemporary artistic practices reflect the realities of multicultural society? In the current issue of Passages, dancer and choreographer Ioannis Mandafounis talks about his globetrotting life between airports, hotels and rehearsal rooms. Swiss-Cameroonian author Max Lobe pokes fun at the clichés of “here” and “there.” And theatre curator Shermin Langhoff discusses her success in bringing “post-migrant” theatre to the German stage.

You can download a PDF of the magazine, which includes this striking image from David Favrod’s ‘Gaijin‘ project, by following this link, or subscribe free to the print edition.

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