Lo-fi music is also a fitting representation of the group of students that has been collaborating on the project titled “Music and Migration,” part of the impactmania and Messaggero Veneto Scuola collaboration that has been occurring over the course of this year. Because myself and several students of Messaggero Veneto have been working together online, and furthermore share a love of music and aspire to research its movement and meaning, the genre of lo-fi ties in closely with our connection through the internet and the community created by music lovers online.
Human beings tend to think of “culture” and “society” as monolithic realities that can be threatened by the arrival of alien influences. However, the huge or small movements of living beings are an endemic characteristic of life, and changes caused by immigration are a natural and unavoidable process and are the basis of the fluidity of cultures.
“Some people said to me that art, books, music, playing and smiling aren’t useful in situations like refugee camps. But I answered that yes, they are useful. They’re useful because every human being deserves care, attention, and to experience beauty even where beauty seems nonexistent”
Integration has never been one of the problems. Social media has something to do with this, to have your place in society you have to be sociable. And social media is just being more social. Heni’s integration has been very easy thanks to his sympathetic attitude, so his origins have never been a burden. There have been offenses and there will always be, but when you have people who support you, they count for nothing.
Through her story, I would like to show the importance of such projects which facilitate student mobility as well as reflect on the role of the younger generations in Syria. As Mariana is a young architect, we also talked about the rebuilding of Syria after the war and which role her generation would play.
Giorgia wrote, “Music is one of the greatest sources of freedom of expression in existence”, also bringing her own experience, as her parents are children of Italian migrants who moved to Switzerland, and they passed on their passion for music to her.
Imitation is such an important aspect of mirroring behavior: it’s fundamental for empathy, self-awareness, for learning, and hence for the transmission of culture.