Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland

From invading to marauding: what is wrong with how we are talking about the present migrant crisis?

by Teresa Piacentini     It was only a matter of time. Talk of ‘incursions of migrants’, ‘monitoring signs of migrant activity’, ‘threats to security’, ‘army ready to act’ and … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

As the Song Goes

Over the coming months, GRAMNet will be publishing excerpts from ‘In Other Words; the interpreters’ story’, an anthology recently published by Mothertongue multi-ethnic counselling service. We began this series last … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

In Other Words; the Interpreters’ Story

  Over the coming months, GRAMNet will be publishing excerpts from ‘In Other Words; the interpreters’ story’, an anthology recently published by Mothertongue multi-ethnic counselling service. Mothertongue’s founder and CEO, … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Disconnect to Connect

by Bridget Holtom       We all know the feeling you get from a long holiday or a refreshing break away. The freedom that comes from being far away … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Camas thank you*

by Esa Aldegheri     We rolled up on time, a sleepy huddle of coffees and rucksacks in Queen Street Station’s morning tangle. A train then a boat then a … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

The new Immigration bill – the  criminalization of work and everyday bordering*

by Georgie Wemyss     In last month’s Queen’s speech, the Conservative government pledged to introduce a new Immigration Act that will create an offence of  ’illegal working’  enabling the … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Refugee Festival screening: A View From Here

As part of Refugee Week’s celebration of 30 years, GRAMNet and BEMIS are pleased to announce a screening of the SRC’s ‘A View From Here’ alongside Migrant Voice short film … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

daydreaming in darkness

by Tawona Sithole   who shouted daybreak in the middle of the night that was just me daydreaming in darkness but when i’m awake i see shadows of silhouettes training … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘War is Peace’ and other forms of doublethink: EU proposes military operation to stop refugees

by Cetta Mainwaring       More than 1,800 people have lost their lives in the Mediterranean Sea this year, 800 of whom died in one incident when a boat … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘The Mediterranean “between the pleasures of wealth and the desires of the poor”’*

by Mariangela Palladino     My title, ‘The Mediterranean “between the pleasures of wealth and the desires of the poor”’, borrows Alain Badiou’s definition of borders today: dividing “the rich … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · Leave a comment
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