Yousif M. Qasmiyeh at the World Conference on Statelessness

On the 28th and 29th of June 2018, Refugee Hosts' Writer in Residence, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, will be contributing to the World Conference on Statelessness in The Hague. In addition to speaking and reading his poetry at the panel on 'Citizenship in Unrecognised States' on 28th of June, Yousif will be participating in a series … Continue reading Yousif M. Qasmiyeh at the World Conference on Statelessness

Speculative Borders: China Miéville’s The City & the City

Who is it that we choose to see and who is‘unseen’? How can we think and respond differently to the world around us?  In this piece Dom Davies adds to his series of blogs on Refugee Hosts exploring our emotional, political, cultural and social responses to the architecture and geography of border regimes, and to those … Continue reading Speculative Borders: China Miéville’s The City & the City

Moving Objects: Heritage in/and Exile

The Refugee Hosts project is delighted to announce a new collaboration between our research team and other leading academics at UCL working on displacement. This collaborative project, funded by the UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies Small Grants Scheme, the UCL Grand Challenges Programme and UCL Department of Geography, will result in a co-curated exhibition, … Continue reading Moving Objects: Heritage in/and Exile

Leviathan’s Maw

This piece, by George Mantzios (whose artistic and creative work is completed under the pseudonym Yanni Ye) offers a visual representation of the Mediterranean 'Migration Crisis'. Yorgos' work also reflects on the role of art as a form of hosting, capable of articulating meaningful encounters that are built on 'vernacularised' art practices. The Refugee Hosts … Continue reading Leviathan’s Maw

Call for Submissions: Write for our Representations of Displacement Series

Call for Submissions: Representations of Displacement  We invite individuals or groups to submit pieces, including art, photographs, creative writing and academic research findings, for inclusion in our upcoming series on Representations of Displacement, which will run from September 1 to November 30. About the Series:  This series draws on Refugee Hosts’ aim of disrupting mainstream … Continue reading Call for Submissions: Write for our Representations of Displacement Series

Yousif M. Qasmiyeh’s ‘If this is my face, so be it’ in Exhibition: 2017 Capital of Culture and Mass MOCA

In March, Refugee Hosts' Writer in Residence Yousif M. Qasmiyeh's poem "If this is my face, so be it" (published in Modern Poetry in Translation in 2016) was exhibited as part of Jenny Holzer's major light projection show in Aarhus, Denmark. The art installation was part of the Aarhus' 2017 Capital of Culture celebrations, and … Continue reading Yousif M. Qasmiyeh’s ‘If this is my face, so be it’ in Exhibition: 2017 Capital of Culture and Mass MOCA

In arrival, feet flutter like dying birds

As part of the Tunisian Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh's poem 'In arrival, feet flutter like dying birds' has been published on The Absence of Paths exhibition platform. Yousif is Refugee Hosts' Writer in Residence, and you can read (and listen to) more of his poetry here and here, and read his … Continue reading In arrival, feet flutter like dying birds

CfP: Hospitality and Hostility Towards Migrants: Global Perspectives

We are pleased to share this call for papers on behalf of Dr. Mette Berg (UCL) and Dr. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (PI of Refugee Hosts), who are the editors of the new journal, Migration and Society. This new interdisciplinary journal is committed to critical research that situates migration in a wider societal, historical and geographical context, and for … Continue reading CfP: Hospitality and Hostility Towards Migrants: Global Perspectives