Rete G2 – Seconde Generazioni
(Second Generation Network) Italy
"How to represent and/or exhibit diversity in Europe?"
When speaking about diversity or its representation, we believe as a second generation migrants' network, in self-representation and in working with our own cultural resources (there are many artists within our group), with the communities, and the "story holders". The work of artists goes beyond representation and the production of visual items. Rather, it has to do with cultural mediation, and the transfer of tools to others, by sharing skills and facilitating processes that allow the community and subjects to speak out and tell our own history, needs and wishes. By promoting direct participation of the children of migrants in the narration of stories, and the recovery of memory, museums can contribute to a closer, trustworthier image of migration's past, present and future. By doing so, immigrants feel included, integration is promoted and society encouraged to accept and celebrate cultural diversity.