Voices from the ‘Jungle’ Launch Event

Refugee Hosts is pleased to share this announcement on behalf of Dr Tahir Zaman. Make sure you reserve a ticket for the Voices from the 'Jungle' launch event which takes place in Shoreditch, London, on Friday 21 April. The event will comprise of a panel reading and discussion of the new book Voices from the … Continue reading Voices from the ‘Jungle’ Launch Event

Space of Refuge Symposium Report

On Wednesday 15 March 2017, Samar Maqusi, Prof. Murray Fraser (both of UCL-Bartlett School of Architecture) and Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (UCL-Geography and Refugee Hosts PI) convened a symposium on Space of Refuge. The symposium drew heavily on Maqusi's PhD research in Jordan and Lebanon, enabling a conversation around the roles that space and scale play in determining the opportunities and … Continue reading Space of Refuge Symposium Report

Space of Refuge: Opening Night

  On 10th March, the P21 Gallery hosted the Opening Night of Samar Maqusi's remarkable spatial installation, Space of Refuge. Samar is a PhD student at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), whose research in Lebanon and Jordan investigates the spatial production and evolution of Palestinian refugee camps since the 1940s. The installation implements a series of spatial interventions … Continue reading Space of Refuge: Opening Night

Space of Refuge: Installation and Symposium

Between 10th - 15th  March, the P21 Gallery in Somers Town, London will be hosting a spatial installation, Space of Refuge, which has emerged out of extensive fieldwork by Samar Maqusi, a PhD student at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), who has also contributed to the Refugee Hosts blog (see here and here). Samar's research in Lebanon and Jordan investigates … Continue reading Space of Refuge: Installation and Symposium

Abdulrazak Gurnah In Conversation

On 20 February, UCL's Institute of Advanced Studies hosted renowned novelist and critic Prof. Abdulrazak Gurnah to explore the roles of narration and storytelling in the context of migration and displacement (a key theme for our Refugee Hosts project). Abdulrazak Gurnah’s novels – including Memories of Departure (1987), Pilgrims Way (1988), Dottie (1990), Paradise (1994), Admiring Silence (1996), … Continue reading Abdulrazak Gurnah In Conversation

Call for Papers – Between Borders: Exploring Spaces of Exclusion and Belonging in Global Migration

The UCL Migration Research Unit (MRU) has recently published a call for papers for their sixth annual student conference, due to take place on the 9 June 2017 in UCL, London. A brief description of this exciting event, which explores a number of themes and questions relevant to the Refugee Hosts project, can be read below:  … Continue reading Call for Papers – Between Borders: Exploring Spaces of Exclusion and Belonging in Global Migration

Listen: Lyndsey Stonebridge on Hannah Arendt – BBC Radio 4

This morning, Refugee Hosts Co-I Prof. Lyndsey Stonebridge discussed Hannah Arendt alongside Frisbee Sheffield and Robert Eagleton on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time. The full programme can be listened to here. The discussion helped to bring out the relevance of Arendt's work in today's political environment. This is especially true when it comes to issues relating to displacement, citizenship … Continue reading Listen: Lyndsey Stonebridge on Hannah Arendt – BBC Radio 4

Refugee Theatre Workshop

For any UCL students and staff, be sure to join us at this Refugee Theatre Workshop, taking place on the 6 February at UCL from 14:00-16:00 in the Common Ground room, Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL. The workshop is led by the UCL Geography Department's Leverhulme Artist in Residence Tom Bailey, the UCL Migration Research Unit, … Continue reading Refugee Theatre Workshop

Logo Competition

Refugee Hosts is looking for a logo that will represent our exciting, innovative and interdisciplinary project across a range of different mediums including television, print media and online. We are delighted to invite UCL, Queen Margaret University, UEA and Durham University students to submit logo designs following the instructions below. This is an especially good opportunity for … Continue reading Logo Competition