The MMTW is jointly housed by the University of California Riverside and the University of Amsterdam.

Our work is make possible by our host institutions:
The Pavillon Vendome Contemporary Arts Center (Clichy, France), The Allard Pierson Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities (Amsterdam), The Victoria Arts Center ( Bucharest), the Kapelle der Versöhnung (Berlin), Stephanuskirche in Berlin- Wedding and the Refugee Office of Protestant Dinary, Berlin North East.

Private Donors also support our work:
For MMTW Berlin we would especially like to thank Craig Hester

Moving Matters Collaboration

Son of Semele Ensemble, Los Angeles

The MMTW grows by including new artists as the project develops.

Erith Jaffe-Berg is a scholar and an actress, a serial migrant who’s lived in the US, Israel and Canada at different points in her life. As part of the MMTW she approached Matthew McCray, Artistic Director of Son of Semele Ensemble, to explore collective thinking about serial migration through a collaboration between the academic community and the theatre community. The result was a new type of collaborative writing and performance that resulted in the play Sea Seed. Visit the Sea Seed page to learn more.

When her office mate, Sebastian, told her he’d met someone who had set up an arts group “about people like us,” Olga Sezneva was curious. As a Russian-American citizen residing in Amsterdam, reading Susan’s book was a personal as well as an intellectual experience. When she learned the MMTW would perform in Paris, she hopped on the train to attend rehearsals. What she saw convinced her that the project had to come to Amsterdam. She developed an extremely productive relationship with Jan Willam and his team at the Allard Pierson Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities to make it possible for the MMTW to explore the theme of migrating objects amid ancient statues, jewels and ordinary objects rendered valuable by age and travel.

If you are interested in collaborating send us an email.


We thank all of these institutions along with the private donors who have contributed to making our work possible.

Comments are closed