Atlas of Transitions. Cross Geographies for a Cross-Cultural Europe


Atlas of Transitions – New Geographies for a Cross-Cultural Europe is the European cooperation project that promotes cross-cultural dialogue by bringing local communities closer together through culture and performing arts. The project looks at the potentialities arising from the contemporary migration phenomenon and seeks new ways of experiencing public space and the cohabitation of European citizens and newcomers through art,

  • with the aim of countering radicalism and anxiety towards migration within society,
  • by developing strategies of co-creation and interaction between citizens and migrants,
  • with the participation of people with diverse cultural backgrounds in shared public spaces.

Atlas of Transitions paves the way for the promotion of interchanging geographies through various artistic practices, which always concern a dialogue based on reciprocity and interaction between citizens and newcomers.

In order to achieve this result, between 2017 and 2020 this project will promote workshops, creative productions, festivals, as well as academic research, thanks to the collaboration of cultural institutions and universities in seven European countries: Italy, Albania, Belgium, Poland, France, Greece, and Sweden. The Powszechny Theatre, Centre of Migration Research of the University of Warsaw and NGO Strefa WolnoSłowa are Polish partners of the project.

Centre of Migration Research participation involves engagement and participation in the process of creation of the play “Lawrence of Arabia” – workshops, rehearsals and an audience research.

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Duration: 2017-2020


Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Bologna, Italy – Project leader

University of Bologna – Academic Network Coordinator


2017 - 2020

Source of funding

Creative Europe Programme of the European Union


Non-academic Partners:

Cantieri Meticci, Bologna, Italy,

Le Channel Scène Nationale, Calais, France

Tjeter Vizion NGO, Elbasan, Albania

A.T.K. – Albanian Theatre Association, Elbasan, Albania

Powszechny Theatre, Warsaw, Poland

Théâtre de Liège, Liège, Belgium

Motus Terrae, Elefsina, Greece

Backa Theatre, Göteborgs Stadsteater, Sweeden

Studio Emad Eddin Foundation, associated Partner – Cairo, Egypt

Academic Partners:

University of Athens, Greece

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

University of Lille, France

University of Liège,Belgium

University of Elbassan, Albania

University of Warsaw, Poland