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See detailSolidarity with vulnerable migrants during and beyond the state of crisis
Mazzola, Alessandro ULiege; De Backer, Mattias ULiege

in Culture, Practice & Europeanization (2021), 6(1), 55-69

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See detailMusic for social impact: an international comparative study of musician practitioners
Mazzola, Alessandro ULiege; Sloboda, John

Conference (2021, March 17)

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See detailAccidental Activists When Cultural and Artistic Practices Become Unintentionally Impactful
Mazzola, Alessandro ULiege; Damery, Shannon ULiege

Conference (2021, March 11)

Large scientific attention has been devoted to the role of cultural and artistic practices in the society, the impact they can have on social groups, their function to help, empower, advocate for ... [more ▼]

Large scientific attention has been devoted to the role of cultural and artistic practices in the society, the impact they can have on social groups, their function to help, empower, advocate for, transform and change both minority groups and the mainstream. While endeavoring to have such practices recognized as socially impactful, scholars warn against considering everything as being socially engaged. The core of this debate lies in the tension between the concepts of “art for art’s sake” and “art for non-artistic outcomes”. This tension is evident in different instances that we will highlight and discuss in this paper. It is the case of artistic performances or art pieces that are considered to be socially engaged and meet the criteria of different forms of social action, but were not intended to be such by the artist. Similarly, those practitioners (eg : professional artists, art teachers, facilitators, or trainers) who provide the structural and relational means and conditions for creative processes to take place, are also often identified as socially engaged. The assignation of a social intention is even more common in the case of artists and creators who are members of minority groups or have strong ties with a specific local community and geographic locality. As such, these artists are often assumed to be activists in support of a cause for their group and/or place. In all these instances, cultural and artistic practices are considered as political acts. These categorizations warrant further investigation. In this paper we will explore the utility of the theoretical underpinnings/definitions of what constitutes social action through the arts when it comes to accidental activists. We propose this category to identify art practitioners who did not intend for their work to have a specific social impact and political function. We will employ examples of music artists with a migrant background or from specific urban settings in order to better understand the role of artistic intention in the categorization of socio-political activism. [less ▲]

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See detailMigrazioni, porti chiusi e società aperte in Italia.
Mazzola, Alessandro ULiege; Martiniello, Marco ULiege

in Daldanise, Gaia; Di Girasole, Eleonora G. (Eds.) Dialoghi tra porto e città nell'epoca della globalizzazione. Per un approccio multidisciplinare alle sfide della portualità (2021)

This chapter aims at complexifying the migration debate in Italy, by focusing on the conflict between, on one hand, the cities that expressed solidarity during the 2015-18 refugee reception crisis and, on ... [more ▼]

This chapter aims at complexifying the migration debate in Italy, by focusing on the conflict between, on one hand, the cities that expressed solidarity during the 2015-18 refugee reception crisis and, on the other hand, the Government in office in 2018-19. Significantly, port cities have particularly distinguished themselves as welcoming spaces, for the involvement of their civil society in reception support, and their political opposition to the Government’s anti-migration stance. Our intention is therefore to identify and analyse the specificities of these places, their unique ethnocultural and political identity, which paved the way for local and more inclusive paradigms of reception. [less ▲]

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See detailPlans d'action pour la lutte contre le racisme. Forces et faiblesses.
Mazzola, Alessandro ULiege

Article for general public (2020)

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See detail« I like it but that’s not what we need ». A critical analysis of participatory music projects in refugee reception centres.
Mazzola, Alessandro ULiege

Conference (2020, December)

The 2015-18 refugee reception crisis featured strong humanitarian engagement and political mobilization of the European civil society. Organizations and engaged citizens played a key role in integrating ... [more ▼]

The 2015-18 refugee reception crisis featured strong humanitarian engagement and political mobilization of the European civil society. Organizations and engaged citizens played a key role in integrating the field practices of the state-mandated actors in charge of the reception and accommodation of asylum seekers. In many instances, the civil society represented the sole provider of services oriented towards the sociocultrual integration and the physical and psychological wellbeing of newcomers asylum seekers. Artistic practices were often employed by civil society actors to establish ties and relationships with newcomers. Practitioners, artists and culture professionals, indeed, designed and carried out participatory projects based on performing arts involving asylum seekers. The principles that motivated such activity revolved around the idea that being involved in the arts would help participants to relieve from post-traumatic stress, cope with gruelling wait and uncertainty for their asylum application, and ultimately get back to a normal life. I draw on ethnographic fieldwork contucted during the refugee reception crisis to critically discuss the impact of music-based participatory projects involving the residents of collective reception centres in Belgium. I argue that the principles motivating these projects, as well as the initial and final outcomes intended by practitioners (non-migrants), are often not shared by participants (migrants) who have different priorities, motivations and objectives. Although often positive, the impact of such projects is thus unrelated to the nature of the proposed activities, and springs from random contextual factors. I conclude by providing some recommendations to be adopted in the design and implementation of art-based projects in the specific context of collective reception centres. [less ▲]

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See detailLa santé mentale est un enjeu crucial des migrations contemporaines
Mazzola, Alessandro ULiege; Roblain, Antoine

Article for general public (2020)

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See detailVirus et migration: l’impossible protection
Mazzola, Alessandro ULiege; Martiniello, Marco ULiege

Article for general public (2020)

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See detailLa musique adoucit-elle le confinement ?
Martiniello, Marco ULiege; Mazzola, Alessandro ULiege

Article for general public (2020)

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See detailLe Covid-19 brise les fragiles solidarités avec les réfugiés
Mazzola, Alessandro ULiege; Martiniello, Marco ULiege

Article for general public (2020)

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See detailMusic for Social Impact: An overview of context, policy and activity in four countries, Belgium, Colombia, Finland, and the UK
Sloboda, John; Baker, Geoffrey; De bisschop, An et al

in Finnish Journal of Music Education (2020), 23(1 & 2), 116-143

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See detailNouveaux mouvements antiracistes: importation américaine ou modèle européen ?
Martiniello, Marco ULiege; Mazzola, Alessandro ULiege

Article for general public (2020)

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See detailHow Covid-19 breaks down solidarity with migrants
Mazzola, Alessandro ULiege; Martiniello, Marco ULiege

Article for general public (2020)

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See detailBelgium
Mazzola, Alessandro ULiege

in Wilson, Thomas (Ed.) Europe: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society (2020)

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See detailThe refugee reception crisis in Europe. Polarized opinions and mobilizations
Rea, Andrea; Martiniello, Marco ULiege; Mazzola, Alessandro ULiege et al

Book published by ULB Press (2019)

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See detailMobilizations and Opinions Regarding Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Undocumented Migrants in Belgium: Frames, Motivations and Actions
Mescoli, Elsa ULiege; Marije, Reidsma; Elien, Diels et al

in Rea, Andrea; Martiniello, Marco; Mazzola, Alessandro (Eds.) et al The refugee reception crisis in Europe. Polarized opinions and mobilizations. (2019)

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See detailThe Reception of Refugees and the Reactions of the Local Population in Hungary
Kováts, András; Mazzola, Alessandro ULiege

in Rea, Andrea; Martiniello, Marco; Mazzola, Alessandro (Eds.) et al The refugee reception crisis in Europe. Polarized opinions and mobilizations (2019)

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See detailPublic opinion and forms of mobilisation concerning asylum seekers and refugees in anti-immigrant times
Mazzola, Alessandro ULiege; Rea, Andrea

Scientific conference (2019, September 07)

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See detailThe refugee reception crisis in Europe. Polarized opinions and mobilizations.
Mazzola, Alessandro ULiege

Conference (2019, July 28)

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