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This half-day event, part of ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, is organised in collaboration with the Department of Social Sciences, UCL to explore how different art forms can contribute to knowledge exchange and public engagement around timely research questions about migration.

07 November 2018  -  07 November 2018
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TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU, Love Letters to a (Post)Europe is an intimate collection of letters, poetry and postscripts by artists and writers that seeks to connect, exchange and witness through the action, idea or form of a love letter.

04 October 2018  -  06 October 2018
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What is your favourite t-shirt? When did you get it, was it a gift or did you buy it? Are there any special occasions you wore it for? Has it travelled with you across borders? Using t-shirts as the playful start of an exchange, the performance choreographs memories into a visual poem, with t-shirts used as an encounter with time and memory, with losses and liberations of living in transit – from an artist whose own performances and t-shirts have been crossing borders on five continents through the past decade.

27 April 2018  -  27 April 2018
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Who Are We? Art, Migration And The Production Of Democracy. A week of experimental production at Tate Modern, London

22 May 2018  -  28 May 2018
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Explore the Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation after hours and enjoy art installations, crafts and talks inspired by themes of journeys, migration and shelter.

22 November 2017  -  22 December 2017
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Join poets of different faiths and no faith to explore their experiences of conflict and the role of religion in war. See if such weighty topics can be challenged by humour – a vital weapon for survival.

05 November 2017  -  05 November 2017
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A young man, Twistov, has gone missing in London. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ OLIVER TWIST and the experience of migrant communities currently living in UK cities, TWISTOV explores identity and home and who we become if both are taken away from us

30 October 2017  -  18 November 2017
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The past few years have seen an unprecedented rise in war and natural disaster accompanied buy a worldwide surge in far right politics. This has resulted in an estimated 21 million forced migrants worldwide. How can we respond to this as artists and scholars? This session aims to highlight the links between displacement and art and discuss the challenges of creating work about an on-going crisis.

27 October 2017  -  27 October 2017
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Gresham’s Wooden Horse is a project by artist Isabel Lima that brings together people from communities living in Gresham, central Middlesbrough. The project is inspired by the ancient Greek myth of the Trojan Horse, built by Greek soldiers as a means of infiltrating and taking control of the city of Troy. Lima uses this symbolism to stimulate a collaborative action among Gresham’s community.

24 September 2017  -  24 September 2017
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‘The Xenophobia of Time?’ is a week-long exhibition curated by Ying-Hsuan Tai exploring the pertinent issues of migration. It takes place in Clerkenwell Gallery, London from 30th May to 4th June 2017. Works by the artists Edwin Mingard, Nele Vo*, Shao-Jie Lin and Ting-Ting Cheng examine the intricacies of a particularly uncertain future created by the processes of obtaining entry to a state, renewing a visa or gaining citizenship.

30 May 2017  -  04 June 2017
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50 Rooms is a new performance by Natasha Davis about the lives, spaces and times between breaking and repairing, about ageing and about being ‘infected’ – with new thoughts, utopian dreams and an arrival of something different in a space already claimed by others.

17 March 2017  -  17 March 2017
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Who are We? is a week of drop-in activity, dialogue, artist-led workshops, debate and lively disruption, asking what it means to belong – across and within borders. This event is programmed by Tate Exchange Associates: Counterpoints Arts, Loughborough University, The Open University, University of Warwick.

14 March 2017  -  19 March 2017
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