Why is integration always the responsibility of the immigrant?
While School of Integration classes are now over and the exhibition is temporarily closed, every lesson was filmed and will shortly be screened in the exhibition space until 1 September. Lesson materials – which range from recipes for at least 3 kinds of dumpling to instructions for making an augmented reality magic wand or to the history of the art of the Indus valley – will also be available to take away.
A new kind of shared learning experience
School of Integration is a new commission by the leading Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera for Manchester International Festival 2019 and Manchester Art Gallery
Inverting the status quo, Tania Bruguera’s powerful, provocative and inspiring new work draws Manchester nearer to those who’ve made this city their home, inviting us to discover and embrace the diversity in our midst.
Local people originally from countries around the world will give free classes on a curriculum that includes languages, culture, ethics, politics, economics and many other forms of knowledge. These are not only instructional lessons, but something more personal and vivid. Every teacher will pass on his or her own experiences to anyone interested in developing new skills – resulting in a new kind of shared learning experience.