Borderline Offensive: Laughing in the Face of Fear
Artistic project about humour and integration
The House of Humour and Satire is a partner in an international project entitled Borderline Offensive: Laughing in the Face of Fear which is financed by the Creative Europe, the European programme supporting development in the cultural sector.
Borderline Offensive: Laughing in the Face of Fear is a platform for artistic research and art-based societal development where European and Middle Eastern artists explore issues of migration, sociological contact zones, intercultural contact and dialogue, collective identity-building and community cohesion in contemporary Europe through new artistic creations.
Humour (aesthetic approach) and participatory arts (methods) are employed to guide interaction, dialogue and cooperation between the migrant and the host communities, inviting its members to share knowledge, respect and laugh together at the same things and at themselves.
The aim is to use culture and art as resources for the critical development of social wellbeing and peaceful inter-community relations within and outside Europe.
The project is led by TILLT, a Swedish organization, in partnership with cultural operators from 11 countries: Bulgaria (represented by the House of Humour and Satire), the Netherlands, Serbia, Slovakia, Croatia, Greece, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Turkey and Germany. The project will have activities until 2020.