Afterwards, the professor Nikos Papastergiadis (University of Melbourne) pointed out that the notion of a local people with a unique individual culture in a clearly-defined state was no longer contemporary considering migration movements were so deeply intertwined. “I don’t want to integrate,” he quoted the immigrant activist Nico Sguila. He was arguing that people with immigrant backgrounds often felt as if they belonged to neither culture fully and thus wanted to be considered simply as individuals. He added that art and music could help to develop appropriate ideas for community life today because of the way they dealt critically with society.
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