In 2015 and 2016, Transnational Dialogues will be working on marginality, particularly concerning young people. Marginality will be seen from the duplex perspective of those who find themselves in and struggle to come out of it, and those who expressly look for it in order to escape from an unsatisfying mainstream condition of which they do not share the values. Since it is often from the margins that alternative creative and social practices develop, we ask: in a moment where existing economic and democratic models seem to be failing us, and in a period of rising inequality, how can the margins acquire a new centrality in crafting future alternatives?
The activities will be taking place across Europe, China and Brazil and include, among others, extensive research and production, youth workers mobility and dissemination of findings through tri-lingual publications. The project is able to rely on a extensive network of grassroots NGOs, mid-level institutions, informal groups and public authorities active in the youth, cultural and creative fields. More information about the activities and the outcomes are posted on the website homepage.
“Global Reach: Transnational Dialogues for Youth across Brazil China Europe” is a project by European Alternatives, Organhaus (Chongqing), Casa da Cultura Digital (São Paulo), Zajia Lab (Beijing), Artoholics e.V. (Berlin), MAM Rio de Janeiro, IBISS (Rio de Janeiro), the Secretary of Culture of the City of São Paulo and others, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and with the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.