Micro- and transnational communities mobilisation
through artistic practice

Starting on April 1, 2023 and continuing over the two years, On Mobilisation focuses on community mobilisation through artistic processes. This bottom-up project takes an active role in an international solidarity and emancipatory movement. It aims to bring together and to engage individuals for favouring forms of social justice and equality. In order to effectively address the concept of community mobilisation the project embraces local specificities of the four partner organisations: wpZimmer, Baltic Art Center, Studio ALTA and Lavanderia a Vapore, and of the two associated partners: Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA) and Uppsala University Graduate School in Sustainability Studies (GRASS).

Two important aspects of On Mobilisation are the empowerment of micro-communities through artistic practices and connecting the local knowledges to international mobility, forming a transnational community. It is directed towards and composed of professionals, artists, citizens, many of whom live in continuous precarity due to their origin, class, gender, age. The micro-communities are mobilised by adopting radical forms of cultural participation facilitated by six international artists: Kalle Brolin, Elisabetta Consonni, Daniele Ninarello, Ahilan Ratnamohan, Marika Smreková and Danae Theodoridou.

The main objective of the On Mobilisation project is to respond to the need for transnational creation and circulation of knowledge and capacity building. It proposes a softly guided frame for participation, in a peer-to-peer dynamic, contributing to the ongoing demand for elementary equality, social fairness and empowerment. It creates an informal and inclusive model of learning within culture, stimulating exchange, activating citizens, developing audience and by that opening up a connection to other social spheres and domains that were inaccessible before. During the project artistic residencies, evening schools, transnational symposia and transnational exhibitions are implemented. Two publications On Mobilisation Vocabulary and On Mobilisation Toolkit are produced and made available on this website.

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