Workshop – Arts-based participatory methods in migration research – Munich, Germany

Prof. Mariangela Palladino (Keele University – United Kingdom) and Rajaa Essaghyry (Racines aisbl- Morocco) were invited by the Institute of Sociology at the The Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany) to deliver a talk on Arts-based participatory methods in the context of migration research.

The workshop brought together community- and university-based researchers to exchange experiences, learn about each other’s projects and engage in discussions about methodological aspects and developments focusing on arts-based participatory methods.

During the workshop, Mariangela Palladino and Rajaa Essaghyry outlined the migration and forced displacement landscapes within the Maghreb, particularly in Morocco. They then shared MADAR’ s approach to research in migration and displacement and how arts-based methodologies are deployed in MADAR’s work (e.g. Boza! in Morocco) and previous projects (‘Arts for Advocacy’). The presentation also included a discussion on the challenges encountered along the way and lessons learned. The workshop ended with a Q&A session with the audience.  

The event took place in Munich (at “Eine-Welt-Haus”), on July 6 and 7, 2023. It was organised by: LMU Institute of Sociology (Prof. Hella von Unger) in cooperation with Dr. Annette Korntheuer (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt) and Dr. Matthias Otten (University of Applied Sciences). 



MADAR’s pre-call workshops

Racines aisbl and Association des Migrations International (AMI) organized six regional pre-call workshops in six Moroccan regions (Casablanca-Settat, Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, Draa Tafilalet, Fès-Meknès, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra and Souss-Massa) between November and December 2020.

These workshops are spaces for exchange between civil society, practitioners, researchers, cultural actors, artists … working on issues of migration and forced displacement in Morocco. The aim was to identify the main priorities for action and research on migration, displacement and protection of vulnerable displaced persons in the context of conflict, at the local and regional levels, and to propose useful and effective solutions in the medium and long term.

In consultation with key migration actors in the six regions, several target audiences, issues and recommendations were identified.