The Migrant Bodies participants will be in Vitry-sur-Seine, on the outskirts of Paris, from December 8 to 19 hosted by La Briqueterie. The Vitry-sur-Seine artistic team includes choreographer Cécile Proust, video artist Jacques Hoepffner and writer Sonia Chiambretto. They will work and research with participants Ginelle Chagnon, Su-Feh Lee, Manuel Roque, Alessandro Sciarroni and Jasna L. Vinovrški. In Vitry, the artists will learn about the gender dimension in labour mobility with University researcher Camille Schmoll; explore the impact of migrations on space with architecture historian Franca Malservisi; journey through 200 years of immigration history in France at the National Museum for the history of immigration and look into the complexity of Muslim identity with Algerian-born writer Zahia Rahmani at the National Institute for the Arts.

 They will engage with a group of over twenty students from the Paris-Val de Seine School of Architecture who have made the impact of migrations on urban and architectural development their research case over the past three months. Both artists and students will shake it all in a twerk workshop proposed by Fannie Sosa! To mark the International Migrant Day, a public sharing is planned for Thursday 18th December at 7pm at La Briqueterie. Admission is free; please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Migrant Bodies à Vitry sur Seine from Jacques Hoepffner on Vimeo.

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