Being "on the road" since february we think a lot about our comfortable lifes and how we and everybody can meet the needs of a world with global migration. A quarter of all of Switzerland’s residents are, for the most part, excluded from legal, social, economic, and cultural participation in the city and society because they are not Swiss citizens. For this you don't have to be a migrant from far away, even me being austrian has to deal with this situation.
The Zurich exhibition showed exceptional ideas and it showed that we don't have to wait for solutions from the politics but can inspire them. Art has always been and still is a very powerful vehicle to join forces and bring them in a striking way to the public.
A Right to have Rights
The Shedhalle-Project: „The Whole World in Zurich. Direct Intervention into Swiss Migration Politics“ is leading new spaces for(post) migrant fights about local citizenship and debates, in which a „right to have rights“ is claimed, since summer of 2015. In three forums, local and inernational participants discussed the potential of urban citizenship for the city of Zurich.
A transdisciplinary workgroup developed precise projects to three main topics of urban citizenship: Freedom of residence, discrimination and cultural expression.
Content-related to the project „ The Whole World in Zurich“ is the city forum „We All are Zurich“. On February 7th, 550 interested individuals discussed in the Shedhalle location about (post) migrational right for claiming the city and new ways of Swiss migration politics.
An exhibition in the Shedhalle is giving insight into the project, its public and non-public methods, its content, its protagonists and its future: the future of a city for all of us.
Impressions from the Shedhalle
Gabriele Castagnoli schreibt hier über die Pilgerschaft mit ihrem Mann Sesto G. Castagnoli.