The Migrant Village is guest curated by internationally acclaimed Cuban artist Tania Bruguera. The exhibition takes its starting point in the artist’s ongoing art project Immigrant Movement International (2010–) – an artist initiated sociopolitical movement that uses art to build trust between authorities and new/ undocumented immigrants and to inform immigrants about their rights and possibilities in their new host country.
The Migrant Village will be a community mobilizing project in CAMP’s exhibition spaces, which will turn refugees, migrants, and immigrants in and around CAMP and Trampoline House into co-creators of the exhibition.
In Bruguera’s own words, The Migrant Village aims to improve integration efforts for refugee and migrants by creating an infrastructure to rescue migrant knowledge for the benefit of the broader community.
The artist believes that the value of the human experience and intellectual capacity that migrants bring with them should be valued as greatly as any labor they provide.
Bruguera will use art to envision a better system for immigrant integration by developing a prototype and deriving tools to replicate the project’s successes.