July 01-09




Round Tables / Lectures






Lectures on design thinking and design activism for social change.


18:00: Rama Gheerawo

Τackling social issues with the power of design thinking


19.00: Vera and Ruedi Baur

Abolish the nation - for a parliament of cities.

From public places to world citizenship


20:00-20.30: Discussion and questions









Ethnographic Cinema. A history of seeing otherness and ourselves.


Lecture on Moving image / Visual representations


Ethnographic Cinema. A history of seeing otherness and ourselves.

Anthropology as a discipline has encountered with the issues of identity and otherness since its earliest steps. In parallel, it has formed a unique relationship with the “image” and especially with the “moving image”. The history of the genre that is called “ethnographic cinema” reflects the evolvement of this relationship. During the last four decades “visual anthropology” has been a dynamic field where the issues of ethnographic cinema and visual representation within anthropology are dynamically debated. Nowadays, the production of ethnographic films is constantly increasing and the theory and methods they carry are often challenging the stereotypes through which we view films and their subjects.


The workshop will be a short introduction to the history of ethnographic cinema and will present current trends in visual anthropology and the filmic representations of “distant” and “familiar” subjects through several fragments of films. Screenings with selected films relevant to the ALIEN project will follow.



Economic and demographic aspects of migration & integration - why does it matter?


Round table on economics / Evaluation of first outcomes


Topics of discussion include:

1. Increase the interest of participants in the economic and demographic aspects of migration & integration of immigrants


2. Present, test and discuss the results of the student team projects and e-module on economic & demographic aspects of migration and integration of immigrants elaborated under the ALIEN project


During the meeting, all participants will be able to get acquainted with the prepared materials from the student team projects and the draft contents of the e-module. Moreover, they will be encouraged to write down their feedback and new ideas directly on printed materials/ clean paper sheets or e-mail them after the debate.



Prof. Magdalena Proczek (SGH Warsaw School of Economics)

Dr. Anna Visvizi (Deree–The American College of Greece in Athens & Institute of East-Central Europe – IEŚW)



Program (Discussion cordinated by Dr. Marta Pachocka) :


1. Introductory remarks (15 min)

Dr. Marta Pachocka (SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Jean Monnet Module EUMIGRO)

Dr. Anna Visvizi (Deree–The American College of Greece in Athens)


on the following topics:

I. what do we understand by economic and demographic aspects of migration & integration?

II. how can we learn about it effectively?

III. how does the ALIEN project contribute to this field?


2. Discussion on “Challenges and lessons learnt from the Living Lab in Athens (December 2016) & Workshop in Warsaw (January 2017)” (25 min)

   I. Prof. Magdalena Proczek (SGH Warsaw School of Economics)

   II. Dr. Marta Pachocka (SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Jean Monnet Module EUMIGRO)

   III. Prof. Ewa Satalecka (PJATK, leader of the ALIEN project)

   IV. Kinga Garnette Skorupska (PJATK, educator of the ALIEN project)

Discussant: Dr. Anna Visvizi (Deree–The American College of Greece in Athens)


3. Presentation of the final results of the four student team projects & of the first version of the “economic” e-module under the working title “Economic & demographic aspects of migration and integration of immigrants” (25 min)


4. Questions from the audience, Testing of the materials, Discussion (25 min)


This roundtable is best suited for students, teachers, anyone interested in economics of migration...









Giving Voice to the Authentic Migrant Experience


Round table on education


This round table discussion forum is an opportunity for participants from all sectors of Education, from NGOs, Local and National Government to contribute to the current debate around Education for Migration.

The presenter, Dr Margaret Allan from the University of the West of Scotland, will deliver the outcome of the Education strand of the Alien project: an Education module focussing on developing awareness and knowledge in the field of migration within Europe and ways in which the authentic migrant voice can be heard.

Participants will be encouraged to discuss and give feedback, in a plenary session, on both the aims and the intended learning outcomes of the module and to suggest contexts in which it could be delivered, and to whom.

The module has developed from the work of student participants of the Project and is aimed at learners from the School, College and University sectors across Europe.


It aims to:

1.raise awareness of the authentic migrant voice


2.encourage discussion and critical analysis of the migrant context as portrayed in the media


3.create avenues to enable the migrant voice to be heard, for example through testimonials and phenomenological activities such as learning through a guided walk


4.enable learners to develop and sustain knowledge acquired through interactive methodologies and pedagogy


Discussion Questions:

Among the questions participants will be asked to discuss are:

1.Are the aims and intended learning outcomes sustainable and viable across a variety of sectors and learning contexts?


2.Does the module promote learning through interactive methodology and pedagogy?


3.Can you suggest ways in which the module can be delivered effectively in your context?


Discussion coordinated by Margaret Allan

Participant speakers to be announced soon.








Amorφous Open Air

Two unique nights of documentary screenings will offer us a glimpse of the migration flows in Europe. The screenings are part of Amorφους - summer camp.


Topics of migration, integration and resettlement will be addressed, as several personal stories will unfold, reflecting the difficulties, challenges and controversies that immigrant communities encounter. The screenings include a selection of Ethnosfest.





Limpiadores (40min)


Fernando González Mitjáns, United Kingdom/ Columbia  - Selection of Ethnofest




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Before professors and students arrive for their morning classes, these are the people finishing work. Fleeing the social and political instability of their home countries, many Latin Americans come to London looking for work opportunities and a safe environment to raise and educate their children. In turn, they are confronted with discrimination, labour exploitation and social “invisibility”. After more than eight years of campaigning, the immigrant cleaners outsourced at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London continue to demand being brought in-house. “Limpiadores” charts the history of their and others’ campaign – from winning the London Living Wage to the deportation of nine colleagues, and the day-to- day invisible labour of cleaners on campus.



Πριν οι καθηγητές και οι φοιτητές φτάσουν για τα πρωινά μαθήματα, αυτοί είναι οι άνθρωποι που τελειώνουν την δουλειά. Δραπετεύοντας από την κοινωνική και πολιτική αστάθεια των πατρίδων τους, πολλοί Λατινοαμερικανοί έρχονται στο Λονδίνο γυρεύοντας δουλειά και ένα ασφαλές περιβάλλον για να μεγαλώσουν και να μορφώσουν τα παιδιά τους. Αντίθετα, αντιμετωπίζουν διακρίσεις, εργασιακή εκμετάλλευση και κοινωνική ανυπαρξία. Μετά από περισσότερα από οκτώ χρόνια εκστρατείας, οι μετανάστες καθαριστές που εργάζονται στη Σχολή Ανατολικών και Αφρικανικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου του Λονδίνου, συνεχίζουν να απαιτούν να προσληφθούν κανονικά. Το «Καθαριστές» καταγράφει την ιστορία της δικής τους εκστρατείας, όπως και άλλων εκστρατειών – από την νίκη για το Μέσο Μισθό Λονδίνου μέχρι την απέλαση εννιά συναδέλφων, και την καθημερινή αόρατη εργασία των καθαριστών.



British Born Chinese / Κινέζοι Γεννημένοι στη Βρετανία (48min)


Andy Lawrence and Elena Barabantseva, United Kingdom (2015)  - Selection of Ethnofest


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The film is about Daniel and Kevin, two school boys born to Chinese migrants and living in Manchester. It engages their everyday struggles of reconciling their Britishness with Chineseness through their experiences at school, as volunteers at a community centre, and at home. The film uses an ethical approach driven by dialogue and close involvement with the film’s subjects to understand the vulnerabilities through which the boys navigate their place in the British society. It not only uncovers new dimensions to understanding the ways the subjects experience their lifeworlds, but also seeks to reduce the epistemic violence of dominant visual forms of representation.



Eνα ντοκιμαντέρ για τον Ντάνιελ και τον Κέβιν, δύο σχολιαρόπαιδα που γεννήθηκαν από γονείς Κινέζους μετανάστες και ζουν στο Μάντσεστερ. Η ταινία καταγράφει τις καθημερινές τους προσπάθειες να συμφιλιώσουν την βρετανική με την κινέζικη πλευρά τους μέσα από τις εμπειρίες τους στο σχολείο, ως εθελοντές σε ένα κοινοτικό κέντρο και στο σπίτι. Η ταινία χρησιμοποιεί μία προσέγγιση, που βασίζεται στον διάλογο και τη στενή επαφή με τους πρωταγωνιστές για να κατανοήσει τις ευάλωτες πτυχές, μέσω των οποίων τα αγόρια αναζητούν την θέση τους στην βρετανική κοινωνία. Δεν αποκαλύπτει μόνο νέες διαστάσεις για την κατανόηση του τρόπου με τον οποίο τα αγόρια βιώνουν τον κόσμο τους, αλλά επιχειρεί να μειώσει την γνωσιολογική βία των κυρίαρχων οπτικών μορφών αναπαράστασης.






Haraka Baraka: Movement is a Blessing / Haraka Baraka: Η Κίνηση είναι Ευλογία (27min)


Lana Askari, The Netherlands (2014)  - Selection of Ethnofest




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After having lived in the Netherlands for over 20 years, the director’s parents, Gulzar and Shwan, decide to return back to Kurdistan, their homeland. Escaping the Iraqi regime as refugees in the early 90s, they became part of the larger Kurdish Diaspora who resettled in the Europe. In the recent decade, Iraqi Kurdistan has developed into a regional safe-haven. However, with current tensions around the threat of the Islamic State (IS), the social and political landscape in the Middle East is changing drastically. In “Haraka Baraka”, the director follows her parents’ return to their homeland whilst addressing the renegotiation of belonging, temporality and future during a (seemingly) timeless crisis.



Έχοντας ζήσει στην Ολλανδία πάνω από 20 χρόνια, οι γονείς της δημιουργού, Γκούλζαρ και Σουάν, αποφασίζουν να επιστρέψουν στο Κουρδιστάν, την πατρίδα τους. Δραπετεύοντας από το καθεστώς του Ιράκ ως πρόσφυγες στις αρχές της δεκαετίας του ’90, έγιναν μέρος της ευρύτερης κουρδικής διασποράς που εγκαταστάθηκαν στην Ευρώπη. Πρόσφατα, το Ιρακινό Κουρδιστάν έχει εξελιχθεί σε ασφαλές καταφύγιο αλλά με τις πρόσφατες εντάσεις γύρω από την απειλή του Ισλαμικού Κράτους (IS), το κοινωνικό και πολιτικό τοπίο στη Μέση Ανατολή αλλάζει δραστικά. Στο «Haraka Baraka», η σκηνοθέτης ακολουθεί την επιστροφή των γονιών της στην πατρίδα τους, θίγοντας ταυτόχρονα την επανα-διαπραγμάτευση του ανήκειν, της παροδικότητας και του μέλλοντος κατά τη διάρκεια μιας (φαινομενικά) διαχρονικής κρίσης



At home in the world (58 min)


Andreas Koefoed, Sonntag Pictures (2016)


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AT HOME IN THE WORLD is an intimate depiction of the everyday lives of five refugee children on a Danish Red Cross asylum school.

The children; Magomed, Sehmuz, Heda, Amel and Ali have different nationalities and backgrounds, but they have all fled their homes with their families, arriving in Denmark with the hope of starting over.


Over the course of one year, there is an 80% replacement in one class on the asylum school. Few are granted residency in Denmark, and move out of the asylum centres to become part of the Danish society. Others are rejected and sent back to their country of origin. Some go underground and continue their lives on the run from the atrocities in their home country.


Over the course of a year, we follow the children in an ever-changing environment. It is hard to create bonds and friendships, and the tone is often harsh amongst the kids, as they all fight inner battles with traumatic events of their past. We follow their attempt to learn a new language, create friendships and prepare to form a new home in Denmark.


The teacher, Dorte, is one the people, who try to create safe conditions around the children and their families at the asylum school. Through true engagement and empathy, Dorte becomes close with the children despite their difficulties and personal challenges. Dorte fights a brave battle to bring out the best in the children and for them to gain personal victories – so they can create a new place in the world, where they can feel at home.


Amourφους Exhibition


07- 09 July 2017

Welcome to Amorφous

Summer Camp :))


Check out our parallel events!

Do not miss the lectures with our invited experts, the open air cinema with documentaries and the Amorφous exhibition.


Free admission to all events and workshops.


Amorφous Summer Camp wraps up with a 3-day exhibition that will take place in the city of Eleusis, from the 7th to the 9th of July.


After a week full of multidisciplinary workshops, discussions and collaborative work, participants will showcase their teamwork, creating an alternative narratives’ patchwork in various spots of the city.

The exhibition will feature video projections, visual narrations, animation, posters, and mixed media works spread in the city of Eleusis.






07 July


at 19.30 / Exhibition opening


at 20:00 / Print your Alien! with Loupes print collective.

Loupes print collective will be with us at the opening of the exhibition to welcome you with their unique way. Bring your tote bag/ tshirt / paper and leave with an original print. We welcome you all, to exchange ideas, print and play.


Οι λούπες θα είναι εκεί να σας υποδεχθούν με τον ιδιαίτερο δικό τους τρόπο: τυπώνοντας! Εσείς φέρτε απλά μια υφασμάτινη τσάντα, ένα μπλουζάκι ή κάποιο όμορφο χαρτί-χαρτόνι...τον δικό σας καμβά!



09 July


at 19:00 / Games of the world,

with Eftychia Livaniou










Press Kit



Alien Project



#Eu #Euproject

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