Superdiversity, Migration and Cultural Change

DIVCULT aims to better understand the relevance of arts and culture in the theoretical and policy debates about immigrant incorporation and diversity in Europe and beyond. Over the last years, artistic activities have found increasing interest among migration researchers because they prove to be a means of moving beyond ethnic differences towards narratives of identity and belonging that are more apt to capture the current post-migrant reality in many cities and countries.

We intend to cover a wide range of artistic and cultural activities in our analyses ranging from music, literature, cinema and theatre to sports, fashion, clothing, design and food.

The idea is to jointly work on the following dimensions: 

  • Theoretical and conceptual issues
  • Methodologies
  • Relevance and social impact

These dimensions constitute the general framework in which the researchers involved can initiate joint research activities, organise workshops and conferences and prepare publications.

DIVCULT builds on previous work carried out in the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Popular Art, Diversity and Cultural Policies in Post-Migration Urban Settings (POPADIVCIT) founded in 2010. POPADIVCIT focussed on the political and institutional framework of immigrant artistic activities, the social relations between all actors involved as well as on their impact in particular in terms of political participation and mobilisation. The work has resulted in several special issues of journals.  

Names of coordinators

Marco Martiniello

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Wiebke Sievers

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Executive board members (beside the coordinators)

Berndt Clavier

Karen Klijnhout

Elsa Mescoli

CEDEM - FaSS, ULiege, Belgium

alessandra venturini

Migration policy center, Italy

 

Selected publications

DIVCULT News

CFP_Les dynamiques de participation artistique et culturelle contemporaines à l’aune de l’immigration. Regards atlantiques

Deadline 8 July 2022
Les dynamiques de participation artistique et culturelle contemporaines à l’aune de l’immigration. Regards atlantiques (English version at the links below) Chaire Fernand-Dumont sur la culture...

Cultural Consumption as a Driver of Migrant Integration (CUCOMINT)

7/4/2022
The Satellite Seminar Jean Monnet Chair European Migration Studies on “ Consumption of Cultural Goods for Migrants Integration ” (CUCOMINT) will take place online from April 7 to May 6, 2022. It includes presentations from renowned culture and migration...

CFP Arts and Refugees: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Vol. 2)

1/3/2022
Published in 2019, the first volume of the special issue Arts and Refugees: Multidisciplinary Perspectives gathered a set of articles exploring the role of arts performed by refugees settled in urban European contexts. The aim of this second volume is...

CFP IMISCOE 2022 Art and Aesthetics, Racism and Anti-Racism

Deadline 10 December 2021
CALL FOR PAPERS, 19TH IMISCOE ANNUAL CONFERENCE, June 29 - July 1, 2022, Oslo, Norway Art and Aesthetics, Racism and Anti-Racism Panel conveners: Carolin Müller (Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel), Laura Haddad (Osnabrück University, Germany),...

CFP IMISCOE 2022 Informal urban inclusion dynamics – Welcome groups’ inclusion activities for newcomers of various migratory statuses

Deadline 3 December 2021
CALL FOR PAPERS, 19TH IMISCOE ANNUAL CONFERENCE, June 29 - July 1, 2022, Oslo, Norway Informal urban inclusion dynamics – Welcome groups’ inclusion activities for newcomers of various migratory statuses Panel conveners: Shannon Damery (CEDEM, University...