Paola ZACCARIA, Mediterranean and transatlantic artivism: Counter-acting neo-colonialisms in the public sphere


Abstract: Starting from a geo-political, geo-critical and intermedial reflection on the proliferation of walls and its effects on resident and migrant populations, the essay articulates the proposal of a dialogue shaped by the African American pattern of call-andresponse which, by jamming Eurocentric theories / analysis and post-colonial, diasporic, creolized practices/theories/aesthetics, could hopefully contribute to a change in the public sphere of cultures touched by the so-called Middle Passage. The dialogue, inspired also by ARTivist thinking and poetics, should be able to envisage a transcultural MediterrAtlantic methodology opening up transcultural no-border wall horizons counter-acting neocolonial, anti-migratory drives.

Keywords: neo-colonialisms; (un)mapping; routes and roots; artivism; call-andresponse dialogue; diaspora; translation and transculturation; geo-corpo-graphies; MediterrAtlantic dialogue; (un)walling up.

To cite the article: ZACCARIA, Paola. “Mediterranean and transatlantic artivism: Counter-acting neo-colonialisms in the public sphere”. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies and Environmental Communication 1.1 (2014): 41-51.


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