Contributing to and participating in research is a central tennet of Immart in the monitoring and evaluation process.  // At bidrage til og deltage i forskning er en central mål i Immarts monitorerings- og evalueringsproces. 

We are constantly learning through every action and happening and thus building knowledge that we believe should be shared. This knowledge is a means to understanding a broad range of critical issues relating to migration and the co-creation of communities. Research contributes to the success of our own organisation and other organisations and institutions, both public and private that are working in related fields. // Vi lærer konstant gennem alle aktiviteter og handlinger og dermed opbygger vi viden, som vi mener bør deles. Denne viden er resurse vi kan bruge til at forstå en bred vifte af kritiske spørgsmål vedrørende migration og samskabelse af samfund. Forskningen bidrager til succesen af vores egen organisation samt andre organisationer og institutioner, både offentlige og private, der arbejder inden for relateret områder.

Read about what we are and have been up to below in English only. // Læs mere om vores forskningsaktiviteter her, dog kun på engelsk og kontakt os gerne hvis du skal vide mere på dansk.


Raining Poetry Nørrebro // #RPN – A case study for an EU research project on the Conservation of Art in Public Spaces (CApuS)


Art conservator Elisabetta Bosetti is participating in the Raining Poetry Nørrebro project and introduced #RPN to CApuS. Elisabetta is a team-member of the Italian non-profit research association Cesmar7, which is one of the partners in the three-year European project (CApuS – Conservation of Art in Public Spaces). Elisabetta is documenting the evolution of #RPN as a case study for the CAPuS project. Read more about the broader EU project here. 

2017 – 2018

Living With Others: Fostering Cultural Pluralism Through Citizenship Politics

A five-year research study funded by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) conducted by Dr. Kim Rygiel (Department of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University) and Dr. Feyzi Baban (Departments of International Development Studies and Political Studies, Trent University). To read more about the project click here.

  • Nicol Savinetti and Sarah Jayne Kristiansen are writing a chapter about the dentity of Immart and the success of the network for a future book publication in connection with the broader Living with Others research project.
  • Immart shall feature in the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV)  2018 annual publication. The aim of the publication is to enrich the exchange of ideas about arts and culture, to increase the participation of artists and art enthusiasts in this dialogue, and to contribute to the development of cultural policies.
    The 2018 report entitled “Living Together: Fostering Cultural Pluralism Through the Arts” will be edited by Dr Kim Rygiel and Dr Feyzi Baban as part of their comprehensive project of the same name. The report provides background about debates on living together and the role of arts and culture in fostering inclusion and participation of newcomers such as refugees and immigrants. Then it presents cases from various European countries and Turkey where different arts projects are used to include newcomers. The report is currently being translated into Turkish and shall be published online and in hardcover in July 2018.İKSV are the organisers of the Istanbul Festivals of Music, Film, Theatre and Jazz, the Istanbul Biennial and the Istanbul Design Biennial among other events
  • Nicol Savinetti, and fellow board members, Tina Israni and Charlie Brown attended a workshop at Humboldt University (Unter den Linden 6, Berlin) and Stiftung Mercator, (Neue Promenade 6, Berlin) on 15 & 16 March 2018. Nicol gave a 20 minute presentation (prepared together with Sarah Jayne Kristiansen). The presentation gave a brief description of Immart’s work with fostering community and details of some specific projects. Nicol also addressed the challenges of creating an inclusive network and organisation without excluding members of society.
  • Nicol Savinetti was interviewed by Kim and Feyzi in July 2017. Part of their research involves interviewing leaders and members of civil society organizations, community activist groups and local government officials regarding their experiences and input with respect to policies and projects related to integration of newcomers into local communities.


War, Identity and their Impact on Citizenship

Conference and workshop organized by the Syrian Cultural Institute in Denmark on 21 & 22 January 2017 at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Nicol Savinetti presented at the workshop on Identity Before and After the War


The original goal of Immart (originally “ImmigrantART”) was to mobilize non-Danish artists in Denmark and make room for their agency, i.e., create a space in the public domain within which artists with immigrant backgrounds (who left their home countries by choice or because they were forced to) could be, could become active members of the communities that they are co-creating together with Danish artists and citizens.

The initiative was conceptualized in March 2016 as part of a broader research project application to the University of Malmö that would attempt to analyse what happens during the process of “integration” of specific categorizations of newcomers, with art being—in a sense—the centrepiece that brings the two parties (locals and the newcomers) together. The most salient concepts I wanted to explore were difference, intra-action, migrant and non-migrant agency, co-creation, community, power and sustainability.

The research proposal was not accepted, but ImmigrantART / Immart was born.