Representing Refuge: The Role of the Arts in Conditions of Mass Displacement / by Financing Prosperity Network Admin

Representing Refuge: The Role of the Arts in Conditions of Mass Displacement

 Ai Weiwei,  Soleil Levant,  installation of refugees' life jackets on the facade of Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2017).  (c)  TeaMeister

Ai Weiwei, Soleil Levant, installation of refugees' life jackets on the facade of Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2017).  (c) TeaMeister

A RELIEF event at the UCL Festival of Culture

Thursday 7 June 2018, 18:00 - 19:30

Roberts Building, G06 Lecture Theatre

Lebanon has the highest number of refugees per capita in the world. Ahead of World Refugee Day on 20 June, this session will bring together members of UCL's Institute for Global Prosperity and the RELIEF Centre to discuss the role of the arts in situations of mass displacement. We will see and hear poetry, documentary excerpts, photography, as well as a contribution to last year's Venice Biennale. This will prompt a conversation around media and humanitarian representations of refuge and displacement, and how artistic expressions can open up new avenues of self-representation, research, and advocacy. 

Speakers

  • Fouad M. Fouad, Syrian doctor and poet, Assistant Professor, AUB Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, RELIEF Co-Investigator
  • Sophia and Georgia Scott, Directors of the documentary Lost in Lebanon 
  • Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Reader in Human Geography and Co-Director of the Migration Research Unit; Coordinator of UCL's Refuge in a Moving World, Head of RELIEF Public Engagement Committee
  • Cameron Holleran, Poet-in-Residence, Institute for Global Prosperity 

Panel moderation: Hanna Baumann, Research Associate, RELIEF 

Register for the event here 

Read more about the events planned in the UCL Festival of Culture 2018 here