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AS:CSM x Help Refugees (AS Members Only)

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Central Saint Martins

1 Granary Square

LVMH Theatre

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N1C 4AA

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THIS EVENT IS FREE FOR AS:CSM MEMBERS. IF YOU WISH TO JOIN, OR HAVE JOINED BUT HAVEN'T PAID YOUR FEE YET, PLEASE PAY NOW ON HERE. YOU NEED TO BE A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS OF LONDON. 5£ ONLY! (we will be checking payment status)



The Central St Martin's Architectural Society and Help Refugees invite you to a evening with Jack Harries and Alice Aedy who will be exhibiting a breathtaking collection of their photographs documenting the refugee crisis in France, Greece and Serbia.

You will have an exclusive opportunity to view the one-day-only exhibition, to meet Alice and Jack, and attend a talk which they will host alongside the award-winning Hassan Akkad, a Syrian documentary film producer, social activist Nimco Ali and Josie Naughton, Co-Founder of the charity Help Refugees.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the global situation for refugees today and to be inspired by people who are helping through the power of the arts, the written word and vital humanitarian aid.



6:00pm - 7pm Private view of the photography exhibit with the artists
7:15pm - 8:30pm Panel Conversation
8:45pm - 10:00pm Meet the artists and speakers in the CSM bar!

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Alice Aedy is a documentary film-maker and photographer. Her work has been published in The Times, Vice, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Monocle and more. Alice graduated with a degree in History and Politics from LSE in 2015 and spent much of 2016/17 on the front-lines of the European refugee crisis, reporting from inside refugee camps in Greece, Serbia and France. Her focus is on migration, women’s rights and environmental issues with recent assignments to Iran and Somaliland. Alice is studying an MA in Documentary Film-Making at UCL.

Jack Harries is a documentary photographer and film-maker based in London. He began making films through JacksGap, an online blog and video project. Through the success of his blog Jack has focused on raising awareness for issues around migration and climate change. Jack’s most recent film ‘Our Changing Climate’ was awarded a Vimeo staff pick. He is currently undertaking an MA in Ethnography and Documentary filmmaking at UCL.


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Hassan Akkad is an activist and film maker from Damascus, Syria. Hassan fled Syria after being imprisoned twice for peacefully protesting the Assad regime, and is one of the million people who arrived in Europe in 2015. Having filmed his entire Journey on a GoPro camera, his footage and story were part of the BAFTA winning BBC 2 documentary Exodus: Our Journey to Europe.

Josie Naughton is Co-Founder and CEO of Help Refugees. In 2 years Help Refugees has become the largest facilitator of grassroots aid on the continent. They operate in 10 countries, responding fast and flexibly, delivering aid where it is most needed. In addition to their emergency response work, Help Refugees is engaged in high-level advocacy, led by Josie, fighting for the rights of unaccompanied children and helping to bring them to safety in the UK.

Nimco Ali is a British Somali feminist and social activist. She is co-founder and director of Daughters of Eve, a survivor-led organisation which has helped to transform the approach to ending female genital mutilation (FGM). Most recently she was named by The Sunday Times as one of Debrett’s 500 most influential people in Britain, and as one of the Evening Standard's 1000 most powerful.
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LVMH Theatre

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N1C 4AA

United Kingdom

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