Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

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

UNESCO Spring School: Part 2

The third and final day of the UNESCO Spring School 2019 offered a performative, engaging, playful opportunity to listen and share stories of labouring and resting. The day started energetically … Continue reading

May 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

UNESCO Spring School 2019: Part 1

A music festival I attended a few years ago had a very catchy tagline: ‘A festival like a holiday’. It sounded just right for a weekend of escaping our daily … Continue reading

May 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Beyond Borders – Stories of Freedom and Friendship

Our English Language Day screening for the GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series presents a film with… no spoken language. Join us on Wednesday, 17 April, from 6 pm at the CCA for the … Continue reading

April 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bhasha: The Glasgow Language Festival

Multilingualism and the enriching experience of learning and sharing languages, cultures and stories are at the core of our activities and projects. We’re looking forward to Bhasha: The Glasgow Language … Continue reading

February 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

We Are United! – Poetry from UNESCO Chair Affiliate Artist Adel Salmanzadeh

Adel Salmanzadeh, UNESCO Chair Affiliate Artist, has kindly sent us one of his poems to brighten up our days. This particular poem, written together with Richard von Sturmer and part of … Continue reading

November 20, 2018

Selected poems from Chirikure Chirikure

We found a rare treat in our inbox this morning: selected poems from UNESCO RILA Affiliate Artist Chirikure Chirikure, sending us a bit of himself through these words. Enjoy! Elusive dreams Having … Continue reading

May 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Integration a learning experience: Why writing and sharing stories is important in the context of integration.

By: Corinne Aimée Ottroh, UNESCO RILA Ambassador ‘It is not sufficient simply to have an experience in order to learn. Without reflecting upon this experience it may quickly be forgotten, … Continue reading

April 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Refuge and Ecologies of ‘Labouring and Resting’: Reflections on Wind Resistance by Karine Polwart

“Remember the geese,” she says, after a torrent of words of happy, heartfelt thanks, to an audience on feet on the last night of her show “Wind Resistance” at Edinburgh’s … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

UNESCO BLOG Inaugural University of Sanctuary Lecture: Dublin City University 29 Sept 2017

On 29th September Dublin City University, lead by Dr Veronica Crosbie and Dr Agnes Maillot hosted ‘Asylum Narratives’ – a conference focused on the role of the arts and languages … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

UNESCO Chair Series:Chill Habibi Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 12th 2017

Down at Summerhall there has been a wonderful array of award-winning Arab Arts Focus events unfolding throughout the Festival. Sara Shaarawi & Henry Bell have been curating a series of … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · Leave a comment
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