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18th February, 2019

Moving Objects: Stories of Displacement


Event Details

18th February, 2019
End Date:
1st October, 2019
The Octagon Gallery
Wilkins Building
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

Discover the stories of people, animals and objects in exile, as told by refugees and researchers in London and the Middle East.
Today, around 68.5 million refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people are trapped in a state of temporary permanence across the world.

This free exhibition draws together poems, photographs and archival materials selected by people with experience of being displaced from their homes. Working closely with UCL researchers, people in London, Lebanon and Jordan chose objects that challenge public perceptions of what it means to be a refugee.

Moving Objects: Stories of Displacement draws on UCL-based projects working with Refugee HostsUCL Migration Research Unit (UCL Geography)Culture & Health Research, and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance in partnership with the Helen Bamber Foundation. The exhibition is jointly led by Dr Beverley Butler (UCL Institute of Archaeology), Professor Helen Chatterjee (UCL Biosciences), Alejandra Carles-Tolra and Jessy Boon Cowler (Helen Bamber Foundation, Photography Group) and Professor Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (UCL Geography).


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