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In Conversation: Arrivals: Making Sheffield Home
Wed 9 November 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
‘Arrivals’ is a major exhibition by Jeremy Abrahams, documenting and celebrating the diversity of Sheffield’s population. Jeremy builds a picture of how the city's diversity was created by photographing people who arrived in Sheffield from another country throughout the period between 1945 and 2016. Therefore, the project has become a portrait of the city, of the pattern of migration and of 72 individuals.
Jeremy describes the project: “I wanted to remove immigration from the zone of contention and represent it positively, to humanise it through the images and stories of the people who have migrated from around the world to Sheffield. Sheffield is a unique city; but its experiences are shared by countless cities around the world.”
The University of Sheffield’s Migration Research Group joins some of the migrants featured in the exhibition, in conversation. Come along to hear the different indvidual stories and experiences of migrants living in Sheffield, ask questions, and join the Migration Research Group in a discussion about migration patterns globally.
Come and join in the discussion.
The Arrivals exhibition will be open between 24 September 2016 and 12 February 2017.