Claiming Back Narratives: Exploring the Everyday Experiences of Forcibly Displaced People Living in Glasgow

When: Monday, May 23, 2016, 5:00pm 7:00pm

Where: The University of Edinburgh, Chrystal Macmillan Building ground floor foyer (exhibition); Chrystal Macmillan Building 1st Floor Practice Suite (documentary screenings and discussion)

We partnered with the LIVED Scotland team and welcome you to join the exhibition launch for our collaborative photovoice project where forcibly displaced individuals produce and control the narratives of their everyday experiences of living in Glasgow. The exhibition showcases photos that participants have taken with disposable cameras, and explores topics that participants wish to share with the public.

In addition to the exhibition launch there will be screenings of two documentaries exploring related topics: (1) ‘Everyday Borders’, part of the Migrant Rights Network Everyday Borders project at UCL directed by Nira-Yuval Davis (2) LIVED’s very own documentary, ‘Learning to Swim,’ exploring the experiences of forcibly displaced Syrian young people in Jordan.

These screenings will be complemented by an open discussion exploring Scotland’s response to welcoming forcibly displaced people and followed by a wine reception in the CMB foyer.

We hope to bring the exhibition to Glasgow very soon and will share details here as soon as they are available.