- Wiebke Sievers, Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
- Ricard Zapata-Barrero, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
The Standing Committee on Popular Art, Diversity and Cultural Policies in Post-Migration Urban Settings (POPADIVCIT) has emerged from the former IMISCOE Cluster B6 dealing with ethnic, cultural and religious diversity. The Standing Committee was founded in 2010 to explore a field long ignored in migration studies. Although research on immigrant arts has a long history in particular in the field of literature, the focus has mostly been on the content and aesthetics of artistic works, while economic, political and social factors have long been ignored. Our interdisciplinary approach provides new insights into this wide field by focusing on the following issues:
- Diversity configuration: How does the cultural production of immigrant minorities change the mainstream local culture, not only in the country of residence but also in the country of origin?
- Diversity recognition: How is diversity used as a frame of reference and a driver of cultural policy?
- Diversity participation: Do immigrants have the means to participate in cultural planning and in the implementation of cultural policy? Do they participate in cultural production? Do immigrant artists mobilise in order to change cultural policies?
- Diversity representation: Are immigrant artists supported by official cultural institutions? Do local cultural policies incorporate immigrant cultural managers?
- Diversity management: Is there a structural framework in the city mirroring the conceptual nexus between cultural policy and immigrant-related diversity policies?
- Diversity encounters: What are the concrete effects of immigrant cultural productions? Do they, for example, facilitate the encounter between different populations sharing the same neighbourhood?
|Sabrina Axster||Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA|
|Carl Bagley||Queens University Belfast|
|Pauwke Berkers||Erasmus University Rotterdam|
|Franco Bianchini||Leeds Beckett University|
|Martijn Brünger||University of Amsterdam|
|Bernd Clavier||University of Malmö|
|Clelia Clini||John Cabot University, Rome|
|Joe Costanzo||University of Geneva|
|Amanda Da Silva||CEDEM, Liège|
|Christine Delhaye||University of Amsterdam|
|Birgit Englert||University of Vienna|
|Armelle Gaulier||University of Bordeaux|
|Jo Haynes||University of Bristol|
|Yvonne Hébert||University of Calgary|
|Mónica Ibáñez-Angulo||University of Burgos|
|Christina Johansson||University of Malmö|
|Martina Kamm||Face Migration, Zurich|
|Asko Kauppinen||Malmö University|
|Jean-Michel Lafleur||University of Liège|
|Peggy Levitt||Wellesley College|
|Siresa Lopez-Berengueres||Observatoire Sociologique du Changement, Sciences Po, Paris|
|Anna Lundberg||University of Malmö|
|Margarida Marquès||University Nova, Lisbon|
|Alessandro Mazzola||CEDEM, Liège|
|Alejandro Miranda||University of Trento|
|Monika Mokre||Austrian Academy of Sciences|
|Dan(iel)a Pedemonte||Bern University of the Arts / Face Migration|
|Erica Righard||Malmö University|
|Gema Rubio||Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona|
|Monica Salzbrunn||University of Lausanne|
|João Sardinha||University Aberta, Lisbon|
|Anna Weber||University of Geneva/Face Migration|
|Fatima Zibouh||University of Liège|
Agenda of activities
Workshop at the 15th annual IMISCOE conference in Barcelona. At the 15th annual IMISCOE conference the standing committee aims to discuss future avenues of interest. For this purpose, we invite our members and other interested researchers to propose papers based on recent research results in our area of interest. Departing from these presentations, we aim to discuss a short- and long-term research agenda for the standing committee. The call for papers can be found HERE.
14-15 December 2017, Vienna: International conference: (Re)Creating the Global Literary Canon
The conference seeks to explore how and under what conditions the canon is successfully challenged. What is it that enables an author from the cultural periphery to ascend from national to global fame? Our approach is consciously interdisciplinary. We bring comparative and world literature scholars in dialogue with sociologists and anthropologists. The conference also involves a public reading.
For more information visit the website
Output of cluster/initiative/standing-committee activities: (such as panels, conferences, working papers, journal articles, books, research proposals approved-pending)
- Ricard Zapata-Barrero, Marco Martiniello & Wiebke Sievers (Eds.): Special issue: Diversity incorporation in the cultural policy mainstream: Exploring the main frameworks and approaches bridging cultural and migration studies, Crossings. Journal of Migration & Culture, 8, 1, 2017
- Marco Martiniello (Ed.): Special issue: Artistic separation vs artistic mixing in European multicultural cities. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 21, 1, 2014
- Marco Martiniello and Jean-Michel Lafleur (eds.): Special issue: Ethnic Minorities’ Cultural Practices as Forms of Political Expression. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 34, 8, 2008
Conferences, workshops, panels
- 1 July 2017, Rotterdam: Rap, slam and spoken word: migration, post-migration and super-diversity experiences in sounds, words and images, 14th annual IMISCOE conference
- 30 June 2016, Prague: Using images in migration research: a mutual exchange between scholars and artists, 13th annual IMISCOE conference
- 21 September 2015, Barcelona: Inclusion of immigrants in the cultural policy mainstream: Identifying approaches and challenges
- August 2014, Madrid: The direct and indirect consequences of the economic crisis on immigrant and ethnic minorities’ arts and culture, 12th annual IMISCOE conference, Madrid
- March 2014, Washington: Immigration and Cultural Policy: Debating new research trends in post-migration studies (Ricard Zapata-Barrero and Marco Martiniello)
- August 2013, Malmö: Immigrant incorporation in the arts – immigrant incorporation through the arts (Marco Martiniello and Wiebke Sievers)
- April 2013, Vienna: Panel on culture at the conference IMISCOE meets Academy: Migration in Urban Contexts (Marco Martiniello and Wiebke Sievers)
- August 2012, Amsterdam: Artistic separation vs mixing in multicultural cities III (Marco Martiniello)
- February 2012, Brussels: Artistic separation vs mixing in multicultural cities II (Marco Martiniello)
- September 2011, Warsaw: Artistic separation vs mixing in multicultural cities (Marco Martiniello)
- March 2011, Amsterdam: Discussion of eleven city reports (Marco Martiniello)
- September 2010, Liège: The socio-political mobilization of immigrants and ethnic minorities through popular arts and culture (Marco Martiniello, Wiebke Sievers and Jean-Michel Lafleur)