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…

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…

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…

Visualising Faith, Trauma and Conflict Through Art: The Work of Marcello Silvestri

By Marcello Silvestri In a fast-paced world saturated by flashy images and by the monotonous black and white colour of the written words of experts or pseudo experts, I have opted to pause and stay away from the frantic international travel and glamour of my early career. I like to observe and meditate and then…