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Gemma Tipton, 17th April 2021

“Life happens between our plans,” says Elena Cristofanon, whose latest project, Contatto, shares the words and stories of a new generation of artists in Ireland. For centuries, the Irish experience of multiculturalism mostly took place abroad. Sometimes we assimilated; on other occasions we established deliberately green enclaves. But it has never been binary: all contact generates change, from subtle to seismic.
Francesca La Morgia, originally from Italy, has been involved in a range of community projects primarily with migrant families in Ireland and in the UK for a number of years. In 2017, she created Mother Tongues, a non-profit organisation that aims to support migrant families in raising
children with two or more languages. Francesca is the curator of the Mother Tongues Festival, the only festival in Ireland that focuses on multilingualism. Francesca is an alumna of the second Artist in the Community Scheme Summer School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice (2019), offered by Create in partnership with UKbased Counterpoints Arts. Following her time at the Summer
School, Francesca met with Create’s Cultural Diversity Researcher Evgeny Shtorn as part of his work platforming diverse voices. 

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