|Screen snip from Museums &
Migration web site
- Get to know the people and invest time in personal relationship.
- Rely on networks as your partners (activists, associations, teachers, lawyers…).
- Don’t forget complexity. Behind the “migrants” see a variety of individuals with different origins, backgrounds, agendas and projects.
- Design medium to long-term educational activities: things take time.
- Folklore is enemy number 1.
- Immigrants are first of all citizens, they will not (and don’t want to) be “immigrants” forever.
- The performing arts are always powerful in bringing people together.
- Good examples are always more eloquent than words: involve people who have constructive stories to tell.
- Avoid showing “success stories” in terms of wealth or power.
- Acknowledge the diversity of audiences in the activities you design; involve different generations (and don’t forget the adults).
- See how the world is going? Start from the youth!