Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

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

Category Archives: 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

ESSENTIAL SPACES OF KNOWLEDGE

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

SSAMIS in Peterhead: what happened next?

Make It Happen Peterhead was an intensive week of Participatory Action Research. Working this way is interesting and rewarding, but has its challenges. A particular challenge is not having control … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Closing Dungavel – a chance to end indefinite detention in Scotland?

by Jerome Phelps   In early September, the new Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill announced the closure of Dungavel, the only detention centre in Scotland.  The centre will be replaced in … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

November Interview: Report from Calais ‘Jungle’ eviction

This month we spoke to Jon. Jon is a Glaswegian passing through France on his way home from Galicia in Spain. Realising he would pass through Calais just days before … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film Series: A Portrait of James Connolly

2016 marks the centenary of the Easter Rising. Join us on 9th November at the CCA to commemorate the Easter Rising with the film and tribute: A Portrait of James … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · Leave a comment