Migration and educational network: self-mediation as an intercultural practice = Migración y red educativa: la automediación como práctica intercultural Articles uri icon

publication date

  • February 2022

start page

  • 164

end page

  • 179

issue

  • 1

volume

  • 34

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1578-4118

abstract

  • This article presents the experience of Viaje de ida y vuelta (Round Trip, 2018-2020), an audiovisual workshop whose aim is to produce a collective documentary in which adolescents of various nationalities and backgrounds reflect on their diasporic identity. The activity was conducted in conjunction with the educational project 12Nubes, an initiative that collaborates with schools in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country, Spain) to explore integral education as a tool for social transformation in contexts of exclusion. Framing communication technologies as a source of community-based self-expression, we explore the processes of adolescents audiovisual materialization of life stories and family memory during the two-year workshop, as well as their subsequent projection in cultural circuits and social networks as a form of agency. Based on this experience, we advocate the need for cooperation among public institutions (secondary schools, city councils, universities and conservatories, among other centres) and the development of a decolonial pedagogy focused on the life experiences of young migrants and/or descendants of migrants with the aim of enhancing intercultural education both inside and outside school.

keywords

  • migration; intercultural education; democratization of education; self-mediation; decolonization; migración; educación intercultural; automediación; democratización de la educación; descolonización.