Call for papers: REMHU, n. 66 (december 2022), n. 67 (april 2023)


The Issue n. 66 of the Journal (December 2022), will be published with a Dossier on "Migration and Art". Deadline for submission of articles, August 10, 2022.

Artistic expressions have the potential to generate feelings, emotions, reflections and even critical thoughts about society. In the words of Mouffe (1999) they are “a powerful way of politicizing private matters, making them public”. Art reveals subjects, emphasizes their singularities, promotes empathy, allows listening to the other, beyond political and legal paradigms – and typifications. Art challenges, questions, disturbs, demanding a position on the part of the interlocutor.

Art can be expressed in the most varied ways, through artistic interventions, music, theater, cinema, literature, graffiti, poetry, dance and photography, for example. Artistic expressions allow an approximation and social connection. In this sense, art manages to convey feelings, meanings, ways of occupying, experiencing and being in the world. Therefore, artistic phenomena are connected to the general dynamics of human experience, thus being able to bring together common experiences (Geertz, 2007).

In the universe of migrations and mobility, the artistic expressions promoted by and about migrants around the world reflect their lived experiences, their subjectivities, and provide an understanding of how they understand the society of origin, the challenges faced on the way, the insertion in the land of arrival. and even the way they are seen by the natives (Baily, 2006). Art is also an instrument for denouncing the discrimination and violations suffered, for remembering what tends to be forgotten or camouflaged (Ciurlo, 2021), for reinvigorating desired horizons. By connecting and portraying lived experiences, art can bring people who are unaware of the reality of migrant people together, promoting spaces for meeting and dialogue.

In these perspectives, this dossier aims to bring together works that deal with the relationship between migration/mobility and art, seeking to understand how artistic compositions help us to think about the migration issue, accessing affective, emotional and cognitive experiences with a political and reflective bias. The most diverse forms of art can be explored, as long as they are related to the migratory theme.

Some topics that can be delved into in the articles, although not exclusive, are the following:
- Art as a political movement of denunciation and awareness
- Art and social transformation
- Art as a therapeutic reception for migrants
- Art as an instrument of communication, dialogue and integration
- Art as memory
- Artistic manifestations about migrations and mobility (music, theater, cinema, literature, graffiti, poetry, dance and photography)
- Artistic manifestations of migrant people (music, theater, cinema, literature, graffiti, poetry, dance and photography)

The article (between 35 and 45 thousand characters with spaces) can be written in English, Italian, Portuguese, French or Spanish. The article should be unpublished and will be evaluated by two referees. Other information such as bibliographic standards with which all authors are obliged to comply may be found on the REMHU website or on the website of SciELO (Submissions | Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana (

Manuscripts should be submitted online at:

BAILY, John; COLLYER, Michael. Introduction: Music and Migration. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, v. 32, n. 2, p. 167-182, 2006.
CIURLO, Alessandra. L’arte nella costruzione della memoria collettiva colombiana: l’apporto della diaspora in Europa. REMHU, Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, v. 29, n. 62, pp. 63-78, 2021.
GEERTZ, Clifford. A arte como um sistema cultural. In: O saber local: Novos ensaios em antropologia interpretativa. Petrópolis: Vozes, 2007 [1983].
MOUFFE, Chantal. Pluralismo artístico e democracia radical. Diálogo de Chantal Mouffe com Marcelo Espósito. Democracia radical. Cad. EscLegisL, Belo Horizonte, v. 5, n. 9, p. 75-87, jul./dez. 1999.