PLAYING IDENTITIES

Coordination: Helena Buescu, Susana Araújo and Kristian Van Haesendonck

Playing Identities: Migration, Creolisation, Creation

This project aims to interpret migration phenomena as instances of creolisation. Creolisation is a specific mode of socio-cultural transformation connected with cultural encounter that leads to the construction of a new cultural identity. By forcing subjects to assume new unpredictable roles in complex social systems, creolisation  enables a play of identities in which everybody becomes someone else, becomes the Other, and makes things become something else.