Mare Mediterranean
problematic: migration, xenophobia
description: The Mediterranean Sea is the reservoir of civilization – Sicily is right in the middle and the waves of all civilizations have splashed on her shores. The recent waves of migrations have confronted Europe with a dilemma: whether to accept refugees – allowing them to enter at the cost of the material and psychological comfort of their hosts; or to reject them in an immoral, inhumane, and cynical act that would undermine the co-operative ethical basis of Europe itself. Comfort is both fallible and fragile, like the porcelain that is associated with it.