For our first network of the event of the year, we will be discussing cultural production, immigration and interculturalism with two brilliant creatives. We’ll be joined by Xavier de Sousa from Migrants in Culture and Amy Zamarripa Solis from This Too Is Real.
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Xavier de Sousa
Xavier de Sousa is a performance maker and culture worker based between Brighton and Lisbon. His practice explores personal and political heritage within the context of discourse on belonging, nationalism and migration. Through theatrical, durational performance and moving image, he explores the dichotomies between the live experience and agency in the performance space, as well as written text and queer methodologies of performance and research.
Xavier is currently developing a trilogy of works about belonging and power structures and he curates the digital live art programme performingbordersLIVE and New Queers on the Block, The Marlborough Theatre’s Touring and Artist Development Programme. He is co-Director of the digital live art platform performing borders and co-founder of activist group Migrants in Culture.
Xavier is a member of the BECTU union and the Independent Theatre Council
Twitter: @Xavinisms | Instagram: @Xavinisms
Amy Zamarripa Solis
Amy Zamarripa Solis is a producer, writer and artist. Her project No Place Like Home explores childhood home and its loss, starting with her own Mexican-American community in Austin, Texas.
She is Director of This Too Is Real, an arts production and management company, specialising in arts, culture, heritage and diversity. She is also founder and Chair of Writing Our Legacy – a literature organisation focused on supporting Black and ethnic minority writers and writing in the South East of England.
Migrants in Culture
Migrants in Culture is a network of migrants organising to create the conditions of safety, agency and solidarity in the culture sector for migrants, people of colour and all others impacted by the UK’s immigration regime. We are guided by a vision of culture without borders, and continuously conduct research and actions that showcase and combat the effects of the UK Government's Hostile Environment policies in the culture sector.
www.migrantsinculture.com Twitter: @MigrantsCulture Instagram: @MigrantsinCulture