Draft Concept for 2018
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We collected some ideas and concepts for a Mahalla festival 2018.
After several discussions we decided to organize the festival 2018 in Malta.
The location of the Maltese island between Italy and Africa where most refugees are passing the Mediterranean on the way to Europe is a reason for our decision. So one focus will be Africa/North-Africa.
The upcoming festival will give the opportunity to update the network of European cultural initiatives working in the field of migration, exile and inclusion. It will bring together native communities and newcomers. The festival will be also a platform with concrete results how these initiatives and cultural mediators want to operate in Europe and beyond in future.
With the sincere wish that our paths will cross in 2018 again.
The Wandering Tower is the title of a surrealist short story by Sergej Prokofiev from the times of vivid migration movements on the edge of the world wars.
The Festival was quoting the title as a metaphorical frame for Mahalla 2020/2021. The tower of Babel is connected as a motive to the search for the origin of language and the access to the divine.