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THE GUESTHOUSE PROJECT #4: MIGRATION, HOSPITALITY AND QUESTIONS OF INTEGRATION - Caroline Vains

Caroline Vains ( Australia )

The project for the residency will be the 4th iteration of The Guesthouse Project, a series of site-specific interventions (social and spatial) that address the flow of migrants into contemporary cities and its associated ethno-cultural tensions. The aim is to investigate the intercultural environs in the district of Neukölln, and then make a design proposition for an intercultural hub in the area. This hub will be designed to optimise opportunities for the local community and migrant newcomers to meet and engage in social and cross-cultural exchanges, and in particular to support open conversations regarding issues of community participation and socio-cultural integration. The project aligns with one of the ZK/U’s four key investigations: ‘RE-THINKING: Resilient Cities in Post-Migrant Societies’. The project will conclude in November with a curated exhibition of the work produced and a ‘feast + conversation’. The feast will be a socially engaged practice, curated as part of the exhibition and choreographed to engage people in the acts of participatory hospitality, welcome and open dialogue that underpin The Guesthouse.