From Letters to Facebook
Communication of Slovene Emigrants in Argentina with their Homeland through time
24. April – 2 June 2019
Slovenians were immigrating to Argentina in different migration waves. The transnational links are contemporary, and they represent intensive bonds between the emigrants and their relatives in our times. Our exhibition, however, wants to underline that these connections were present long before the communication revolution was brought about by the internet.
By presenting the communication of the emigrants and their relatives, the exhibition aims to highlight the incessant link between the two worlds and show that both those who left and the ones who stayed lived intertwined lives despite the distance separating them. Not only were the stories from home the ones, which filled the emigrants’ daily routine, the home villages were awaiting intently the news about their members living overseas.
The exhibition wants to underline that it would be too simplistic to perceive migration processes as stories that begin at home and end in the society of immigration. The migrant correspondence shows that migrations are an open and non-linear process having far-reaching consequences for all involved, even for those who have not relocated.