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 title, Palimpsest, originally denotes a piece of writing material on which the original writing has been erased to make room for later writing.
However, traces of the overwritten texts remain.
This paleographic phenomenon will inspire the artists of the Mahalla Festival 2022. They will be concerned with the use of resources in a
comprehensive way: in terms of ecological, economic, political, social and communal memory culture.