Alison Phipps to deliver a keynote at the Spring School: The Arts of Integrating on 11 May 2018 in the Kinning Park Complex.

Alison Phipps to deliver a keynote at the Spring School: The Arts of Integrating on 11 May 2018 in the Kinning Park Complex.

Issued: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:32:00 BST

The Arts of Integrating.

 

Alison Phipps, UNESCO Chair Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts

 

It’s not just a science.

They will give you numbers

metrics,

biometrics,

percentages,

politics

necropolitics

colonialisms

neocolonialisms

numbers denied

numbers detained

numbers deported.

 

But It’s not a science

And this is not an abstract.

Except it is

 

an abstract.

 

It’s abstract.

 

Look at it from this angle.

Turn it over.

See it from above,

from below.

Find the vanishing point

Find the line.

Let the colours

find you.

 

It’s an art.

Integrate the fragments

make it a whole.