BESTROM explores the cultural contribution that Romani minorities have made to Europe’s public space/s since the 19th century. The project encourages critical reflection on discriminatory practices and fosters respect for diversity by foregrounding minorities as contributors to a shared store of cultural capital. This exhibition showcases four examples of the Romani contribution – in the spaces of politics, economy, music and circuses.
- Roma and the construction of European civic culture:
Helios Gómez, a Gitano artist in the interwar labour movement
- Markets and fairs in the making of Europe’s economic multiculture:
Romani horse dealers on the move
- The aural presence of Roma in Eastern Europe:
The case of the cimbalon
- Romani groups in the circus:
Early adopters of trends and purveyors of knowledge.