A dance theater performance game
that explores the current debate on migration
through the lenses of diverse and often conflicting worldviews
Under the auspices of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, IIASA, in collaboration with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), and the Global Young Academy (GYA), hosted a three-day summer school from 5-7 September, bringing together researchers and policymakers from over 40 countries to learn how to optimize the use of scientific evidence in policy making.
The Summer School focused on the theme of migration and demography – specifically the role of population and migration for sustainable development in the European Neighbourhood - a key strategic area for the future of Europe.
The opening session on Wednesday, September 5th culminated in a dance theatre performance by 4 artists and 13 IIASA scientists. They tackled the current debate on migration through the lenses of diverse and often conflicting worldviews. The audience was then led through a solution-finding process with the goal being to reach an agreement despite deep-rooted differences.
More detailed documentation is available here
Gloria Benedikt, IIASA Project Leader Science & Art
Piotr Magnuszewski, IIASA Research Scholar
Playwright: Chantal Bilodeau
World Population Program
Risk and Resilience Program
Katya Perez Guzman