Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

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UNESCO Chair series: Reflections from our visit to Ghana and the Noyam African Dance Institute

1 August 2017 In this first post, Prof Alison Phipps reflects on her visit to Ghana and the Noyam African Dance Institute as part of the GCRF Project “Idioms of … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Please don’t surrender

  Five years ago, I was sinking in the hopelessness swamp in Syria, but today I am writing this post as a person with two master degrees preparing for my … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Retrospective: Skipton and the Pennine Way

  In Skipton we bought waterproofs and upgraded from trainers to boots in preparation for the Pennine Way.  We ate a pie by the canal in dazzling sunshine, enjoying the … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Welcome to Refugeestan

As part of Refugee Week, and to mark World Refugee Day, the GRAMNet and BEMIS Film Series brings you this excellent documentary Welcome to Refugeestan. Join us on Wednesday 21st June … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Film Series: The Babushkas of Chernobyl

This month is International Women’s Day and have we got a treat for you! Multi-award winning documentary The Babushkas of Chernobyl will screen at the CCA on Wednesday 8th March at … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

February Interview: Reflections from Migrant Solidarity in Belgrade

This month we spoke to Glasgow resident Nina who has gone to Serbia as an independent volunteer to work with migrants in Belgrade’s unofficial refugee camp…     Nina, can … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment


by Valentina Bonizzi Notes from WE+MUSEUM= To Dream a Vision or to Vision a Dream, by Valentina Bonizzi and Driant Zeneli at Dheisheh Refugee Camp, Palestine, in partnership with Campus in … Continue reading

February 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

From Guambía to Govan: Reflections on indigenousness, immigration and cultural memories

by Dr Alvaro Francisco Huertas Rosero and Dr Svenja Meyerricks   The territory is the centre point from which resources flow – resources which make up communities, livelihoods, animals, plants, … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Name is Alison…

During the last 3 months Alison has been working in Ghana, Australia and New Zealand – all post-colonial contexts where questions of race and indigenaity are deeply implicated in the … Continue reading

December 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Beats of the Antonov

Next Wednesday 14 December 2016 GRAMNet and BEMIS will celebrate International Migrants Day with a screening of the film Beats of the Antonov. This amazing film, by director hajooj kuka, … Continue reading

December 7, 2016 · Leave a comment