Migrants, Refugees, Asylum SeekersSocial Rights, Inclusion and Justice

Borderline Offensive is an artistic project on research and art-based societal development. It seeks to engage artists and explore questions of migration, immigration and community cohesion in Europe, through the medium of dark humour as an aesthetic and poetic endeavour and laughter as a mechanism for intercultural socialization and collective identity-building.

It aims to use culture and art as resources for the critical development of social well-being and peaceful inter-community relations, both within and outside Europe.

Symβiosis is a partner organization and contributes to a  Borderline Offensive’s analysis of the ways in which art contributes to intercultural dialogue.

The project involves:

  • Seven partners from the cities of Gothenburg (SE), Belgrade (SR), Leeuwarden (NL), Gabrovo/Plovdiv (BG), Kosice (SK), Zagreb (HR) and Thessaloniki (GR) .
  • Five associate representatives from the Middle East (ME): Beirut (LB), Istanbul (TR), Ramallah (PS) + Syria (SY) via Lebanon + Jordan (JO) via Tandem Shaml.
  • Support partners: Leicester Comedy Festival (UK) and Funny Cities Network (SE, DK, NO).


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The Borderline Offensive project has recently released a research publication which addresses the following questions…