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Together with homeless people frequenting the Makom centre for the homeless, pupils of the Jeugdtheater­school Zuidoost (Youth Theatre School Amsterdam South East) create and present location performances about migration and racism. The project was set up by two master students of Art Education at the Amsterdam School for the Arts and was inspired by the work of the South-African artist Brett Bailey, who features in this year’s Holland Festival with Exhibit B, an installation on the history of European racism, the exploitation of Africa and the current problems of immigration and deportation. In the performances these themes are translated to an Amsterdam context. The stories of the homeless migrants of Makom serve as inspiration for the performances, dealing with current issues which are often neglected.