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Lecture cancelled

The Barcelona Debate

The Other's Other: Migrations and Identity in Europe - Lecture cancelled

Lecture by Xiaolu Guo



How does identity’s hall of mirrors work in a Europe that, once again, is building and fortifying walls? Who are our “others” today? Is it possible to find and articulate a common language? The Chinese-British writer and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo reflects on what it means to be “the other’s other”.

For a Chinese immigrant who has settled in Europe, Europe is the other. But she is too 'the other' for the Europeans and for the west. For the last decade, Xiaolu Guo has lived in Germany, France, Switzerland and now Britain as a writer and filmmaker. She says she feels she is a European Chinese - before and after Brexit happened. It seems that the identity of an artist doesn’t go well with the identity of an immigrant. Gou tries to find a common language to tell her stories to others, in Europe and in this world.

Presenters: Manel Ollé

Participants: Xiaolu Guo

This activity is part of Old Europe, New Utopias, The Barcelona Debate

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