IMISCOE Web Directory - Sara Forcella
I am an Arabist, cultural mediator, a teacher of Italian as L2 and a PhD candidate. Graduated with a Master in Arabic Language and literature, I have worked with refugees and asylum seekers as a cultural mediator and Italian language teacher since 2012. I have dealt with cultural mediation in different contexts, including legal, medical, psychological mediation and job orientation. I also teach literacy in Italian. Over the last years, I have undertaken a project of cultural and artistic activities with migrants to promote cultural and social engagement in the new country or residence.
Two pilot projects of artistic and cultural activities which are being run inn various reception facilities in Italy. Using art in its multiple dimensions, as a cognitive, social and recreational instrument, these activities meet people’s esigenze ("human requirements) of being connected with the world around and help them develop positive and dynamic attitudes towards the waiting time.