Fri 05 July -
Sat 20 July
10am-5pm daily, except 11am-5pm Mon
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street, M 3JL
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Why is integration always the responsibility of the immigrant?
Inverting the status quo, Tania Bruguera’s powerful, provocative and inspiring new work draws Manchester nearer to those who’ve made this city their home, inviting us to discover and embrace the diversity in our midst.
Local people originally from countries around the world will give free classes on a curriculum that includes languages, culture, ethics, politics, economics and many other forms of knowledge. These are not only instructional lessons, but something more personal and vivid. Every teacher will pass on his or her own experiences to anyone interested in developing new skills – resulting in a new kind of shared learning experience.
Open and free to all, School of Integration fosters cohesion and builds bridges of cultural understanding, encouraging us to eliminate the idea of strangeness and cherish a plurality of voices.
Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and Manchester Art Gallery.
Photo: from 100 hours reading of Hannah Arendt’s ‘The Origins of Totalitarianism’, courtesy of Estudio Bruguera and the Hannah Arendt International Institute for Artivism