Exposition-project in Den Hague:The inner journey of immigrant women
2014 16 Maggio-4 Luglio–The Hague-ABC-the American book centre The inner journey of immigrant women-
‘The inner journey of immigrant women’
With this exhibition we want to talk about the psychological journey of women coming from different cultures who have chosen to emigrate in the Netherlands. We tried to uncover invisible paths that women, of different cultures, walk through. Those different paths are made of: expectations, challenges, disappointments, surprises, fatigue and discoveries, self-realization and new work identity. We use biographical interviews as a tool to investigate certain aspects of the migrant experience and if there are common psychological processes regardless of the reason for the move and the culture of origin. We start from the basic assumptions that socio-cultural models construct the feeling of identity and the reception of dissonant feelings allows women to give new forms to their creative process. Our goal is to show how during the process of adapting to a new geographic and social context, starting from inevitable stages of temporary or permanent psycho-physical disorientation, women have found creative ways to adapt We wish you an interesting journey in the exposition! Hopefully you will find a mirroring or an insight in some women tale.