Migrants: A Common Space
Migrants and migration are key themes of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto – not to be considered a distant problem, but the consequence of short-sighted politics that affect us here and now.
By definition, migration doesn’t happen in one place, and here too, the events concerning migration will take place across different districts of Turin, a melting pot city with a long history of new arrivals both from the rest of Italy and around the world.
One of the areas most strongly associated with migration in the city is San Salvario, where for Terra Madre the bars and restaurants will host debates, showcases of multiethnic gastronomy, musical and artistic performances and literary meetings.
At Europe’s largest open-air market, Porta Palazzo, there will be guided tours of this historic crossroads where, across generations, migrants have contributed to the social, cultural and economic development of the city.
The Carignano Theater will host the conference “Land, Conflict & Migration”, looking at the reasons people leave their homelands and the battles those left behind face, with speakers Gino Strada, founder of the NGO Emergency, Edward Loure, a leading activist in the Maasai community of Tanzania, and Zerocalcare, an Italian cartoonist who has written a book his trip to Kobane, in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan).
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