Lunch – Debate: Migration: What challenge(s) for our European cities?


Espace Apollonia – March 4th 2017

Within the framework of E.CITY – BERLIN

Stephen WILKS Table-Ville, 2016

The Lunch-Debate was organized at the Apollonia venue around Stephen Wilks’ Table-City, on March 4, 2017. Artists, critics, associations… looked into the question “Migration: What challenge(s) for our European cities?“

Creators are increasingly involved in social and societal issues. That of refugees and migrants is at the heart of our exhibition-event under the title Philoxenia, a modest response to xenophobia, bringing together artists from Berlin, hosted in the Apollonia space from 3 March 2017 to 31 May 2017.
Stephen Wilks presented his Table-Ville, a work made of porcelain, conceived as a place of exchange in the literal and figurative sense. During a meeting, while sharing a meal, the guests will be invited to debate on the question of the Other in our society: welcoming migrants, inclusion/exclusion, xenophobia and its opposite will be at the heart of the discussion.
In the project, we wish to give an important place to associative actors.

Participants :

Stephen Wilks, artist
Stefanie Bürkle, artist
Daniel Seiple, artist
David Geiss, photographer and journalist
Anny Kaiser, president of Cimade Alsace-Lorraine
Nazih Kussaibi, president of the Alsace-Syria association
Mickael Kuhn, activities coordinator at Alsace Terre d’Accueil (Alsace Shelter Land Association)
Jacques Gratecos, president of the ADIR (Association for the Defence of the Interests of the Robertsau)
Stéphanie Alves, social worker
Murat Bozkurt, clinical psychologist at Parole sans Frontière
Léa Fournier, artist intervening at Parole sans Frontière
Hassan Aji, participant in the Making Waves project
Anke Vrijs, artist
Hanna Jarada, participant in the Making Waves project
Anne Bulliot, teacher at the European Ceramic Arts Institute
Camille Schpilberg, teacher at the European Ceramic Arts Institute
François Barthelmé, inhabitant of the Robertsau district
Table et Culture Association
Hervé Levy, moderator
Dimitri Konstantinidis, director of Apollonia