Join us on May 18th to hear directly from the students about this experience participating in the Human Mind and Migration internship program. On the 18th, we will present a public online exhibition and presentation with guests from all over the world. Students are really excited for this final event and to show everyone their work and findings.
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.
The future is being built now. I believe that the preparation to peace through education is the most efficient endeavour against dehumanisation and war. We have to start with children. Only this is how we can hope for a future of peace.
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.