Urban Lab: Migration Moves Göttingen
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***The duration of the Urban Lab has been successfully extended by three months! We are open until the end of February as usual. Events can also continue to take place in the Urban Lab. The official closing event will take place from 14 to 15 February 2020.***
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The "Urban Lab: Migration Moves Göttingen" focuses on how local authorities and local initiatives have shaped and continue to shape migration, welcome and inclusion locally in Göttingen but also in Germany and Europe.
Researchers from the Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig) at Göttingen campus and cultural practitioners from the boat people projekt, the Museum Friedland and the Literarisches Zentrum Göttingen e.V. have initiated this series of events in order to objectify the public-political debate that predominantly views migration as a problem. The aim is a scientifically founded dialogue that is empirically grounded on the basis of the experiences of civil society initiatives and artistically translated. It highlights local experiences and resources in a solution-oriented manner.
From June to November 2019, a former pharmacy at Schildweg 1 will serve as a venue for events, where research results on municipal migration policy will be transferred to the city in various formats and, conversely, practical experiences from cities will be transferred into research. The "Urban Lab" is a meeting place for science, art and the public. It is a starting point for focusing on immigration and integration processes in Göttingen in a participatory and practice-oriented way.
Members of the Urban Lab-Team at the Opening on 06 June 2019
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Funded within the initiative "Niedersächsisches Vorab" of the Volkswagen Foundation