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19 November 2016  -  25 November 2016

Down and Out in Paris and London

being human

Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Events: 19 & 20 November
Exhibition: 21-25 November | 10.00–20.00 (Closed Tuesday)
Part of the Being Human Festival

It has never been easier or faster than it is today to travel between Paris and London, and yet for some the route and the reason remains difficult and dangerous. For the 2016 Being Human Festival, the research team of the Paris Centre for Migrant Writing and Expression (University of London Institute in Paris) has coordinated a series of translation laboratories with asylum seekers living in France and unable to complete their intended journey to Great Britain.

Starting with short extracts of texts by writers such as Voltaire or Jules Vallès, participants have translated in the broadest sense of the term: writing, adapting, photographing and literally translating work into other languages.

For one week only these materials are on display in London, having made a journey that many of its creators cannot.