The Refugee Hosts project is delighted to invite you to join us for the Moving Objects symposium and exhibition launch event on the 14th March at University College London. Both events will provide an opportunity to reflect on the exhibition, and our project’s own work with displaced communities in Lebanon and Jordan, whose involvement is central to the various objects, photos, creative pieces and reflections on display.

For more information, please see below, and register for a place at the symposium and/or launch event by following the respective links.

Symposium and Launch: Moving Objects

  • IAS Common Ground, 12.00 – 17.00 on 14 March (Symposium)
  • UCL Pearson Building 18.00 – 20.00 on 14 March (Launch)

The Moving Objects symposium (IAS Common Ground, 12.00-17.00 on 14 March) brings together creatives, academics and researchers to discuss the relationship between heritage, the arts, displacement and wellbeing, as well as the process of co-curating the Moving Objects: Stories of Displacement exhibition which is on display at the UCL Octagon space between 18 February and 1 October 2019.

The Moving Objects exhibition will be formally launched in the UCL Pearson Building from 18:00-20:00 on 14 March, including a tour of the exhibition, guest speakers and contributions from the exhibition’s co-curators over dinks and nibbles.

Moving Objects: Stories of Displacement draws on UCL-based projects working with Refugee Hosts, UCL Migration Research Unit (UCL Geography), Forced Displacement and Cultural Interventions, and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance in partnership with the Helen Bamber Foundation.

The exhibition and symposium are 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).

This exhibition is presented by UCL Culture, and the exhibition, symposium and launch are funded through the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies Small Grants Scheme, the UCL Grand Challenges Programme, and the Department of Geography.

Featured image by participants of the Helen Bamber Foundation Photography Group.


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