Creative Development | Migration and musical mobilities in Sudan and Laos

In this new blogpost ISS researchers Katarzyna Grabska, Roy Huijsmans, and Cathy Wilcock discuss their new research project called 'Creative Development: Migration and musical mobilities in Sudan and Laos'.

The research project seeks to investigate the intersection of migration and creative practice. The project commences in 2019 and involves qualitative, arts-based and ethnographic field research in France, Laos, Sudan, and the UK. This research will contribute to an emerging body of work studying the relations between arts, popular culture, migration, and development.

Due to recent histories of violent conflict, there are significant Lao and Sudanese diaspora, and the diaspora play an active role in the creative scene. Migration, like popular culture, is a transnational phenomenon. Moreover, culture is also transnationalised through international cultural institutions. The research project will pay close attention to the dynamics of mobilities and placemaking in the manifestations of creative development under study

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