The Challenges of Mobility. Research, Debates and Practices
Edited by Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio and Serene Huleileh, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom, 2015, 260 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7703-9
The new publication entitled The Challenges of Mobility. Research, Debates and Practices presents articles compiled over a period of three years from research presented at a symposium held in 2011 around the theme of exploring mobility, and a second symposium held in 2014, both within the Istikshaf programme, which was initiated and managed by the Arab Education Forum in Jordan and supported by the Anna Lindh Foundation and the European Union. The Istikshaf programme evolved as an interactive platform for the questioning of and reflection on artistic mobility around the Mediterranean, as well as providing mobility opportunities for artists across the Mediterranean divide. According to editors, the idea of this book arose from an evident shortage of literature and knowledge about mobility as a tool for learning, dialogue, and artistic exchange and as a new-old paradigm around the Mediterranean basin. Divided into three different sections (Research, Debates and Practices), the publication focuses on (i) research, findings and outcomes, initiated and developed by the Istikshaf Coalition; (ii) current debates related to mobility, developed by several international professionals working mainly in the field of art and culture; and (iii) practices and experiences, presenting issues like artistic research, the discovery of neighborhood and the potential conviviality, literature, travel, personal stories, and cultural displacement in relation to mobility. This publication provides some new and fresh perspectives about the challenges of mobility in the contemporary world.
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