BORDERLINE OFFENSIVE: Laughing in the Face of Fear

Borderline Offensive is an artistic project on research and art-based societal development. It seeks to engage artists and explore questions of migration, immigration and community cohesion in Europe, through the medium of dark humour as an aesthetic and poetic endeavour and laughter as a mechanism for intercultural socialization and collective identity-building.

It aims to use culture and art as resources for the critical development of social well-being and peaceful inter-community relations, both within and outside Europe.

Symβiosis is a partner organization and contributes to a  Borderline Offensive’s analysis of the ways in which art contributes to intercultural dialogue.

Manifesto

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The project involves:
  • Seven partners from the cities of Gothenburg (SE), Belgrade (SR), Leeuwarden (NL), Gabrovo/Plovdiv (BG), Kosice (SK), Zagreb (HR) and Thessaloniki (GR) . 
  • Five associate representatives from the Middle East (ME): Beirut (LB), Istanbul (TR), Ramallah (PS) + Syria (SY) via Lebanon + Jordan (JO) via Tandem Shaml.  
  • Support partners: Leicester Comedy Festival (UK) and Funny Cities Network (SE, DK, NO).

Publications

BO Book

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Activities

Presenting Borderline Offensive: a Workshop on Art, Humour and Activism

Borderline Offensive Festival

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Artwork Portfolio

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Project Duration

2017 – 2021

The Partnership

SOCIAL INCLUSION

ASAP: Accessing services, Sharing Approaches and Practices

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PROJECTS

‘Hygieia’ Project

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SOCIAL INCLUSION

EPIC – European Platform of Integrating Cities

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