Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland
May 2019: UNESCO Spring School 2019: Part 1 by Alexandra Colta
October 2018: in my time (for National Poetry Day)
April 2018: Integration a learning experience: Why writing and sharing stories is important in the context of integration.
“It is not sufficient simply to have an experience in order to learn. Without reflecting upon this experience it may be quickly forgotten, or its learning potential lost.”
November 2017: 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”.
October 2017: Inaugural University of Sanctuary Lecture: Dublin City University 29 Sept 2017
Dublin City University hosted ‘Asylum Narratives’ – a conference focused on the role of the arts and languages in the Irish asylum system, with a particular advocacy and research focus on the Irish system of ‘Direct Provision’.
September 2017: Chill Habibi Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 12th 2017
At Summerhall there has been a wonderful array of award-winning Arab Arts Focus events unfolding throughout the Festival.
August 2017: Reflections from our visit to Ghana and the Noyam African Dance Institute
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 Distress”