“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.
The group is focusing on different people and their relations with social media. Anna De Martin is getting in touch with the NGOs, Still I Rise, United We Dream and Amnesty International: in her interviews she is asking about the main purpose of an organization’s social media communication, how social media is essential to the organization for reaching migrants, and how the approach of the organization toward social media with the COVID-19 pandemic has changed.
Considering all the discriminations — some of them evident, others really subtle — that we observe around us, and the growing predominance of the Western model, understood in all its aspects involving every area of life, isn’t the world becoming more and more closed in on itself?