Refugee Journalism Project Liminality: Exhibition and Symposium

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Exhibition and symposium exploring the transitional period of migratory life from the perspective of persecution, freedom and resettlement.

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Saturday 26 October 2019

11:00am - 4:30pm

London College of Communication

Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6SB

Free and open to all - booking essential

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Liminality is the state of being in between; of belonging neither here nor there. With it comes disruption, anxiety and invisibility. But liminality is, however, a temporary state of existence, so with it comes the hope of future transformation and empowerment.

Through journalism and the arts, this one day participatory exhibition and symposium explores this transitional period of migratory life from the perspective of persecution, freedom, and resettlement. It takes a humanistic approach, encouraging critical thinking about how we perceive human beings who find themselves having to leave their home countries, but who are ultimately survivors.

This event marks the close of the current round of the Refugee Journalism Project. Started in 2016, RJP supports refugee and migrant journalists to re-start their careers in the UK. Some have worked as senior journalists and were imprisoned or exiled for their activities, others had their studies or training interrupted by the outbreak of war.

Indicative Schedule:

11:00 Welcome

11:15 Key Note from Lucy Popescu

11:45 Long Table Discussions hosted by RJP Participants, include live podcast broadcast

13:15 Refreshments

13:45 Activities to select from:

Zine Making, Cultural Jamming, Identity and Mask Making, Introduction to Digital Journalism Tools, Digital Security, Pitching to the Editors

16:30 Close and Refreshments

About Lucy Popescu:

Lucy is a writer, editor and arts critic with a background in human rights. She worked with the English Centre of PEN, the international association of writers, for over 20 years and was Director of its Writers in Prison Committee from 1991 to 2006. Her anthology, A Country to Call Home, focusing on the experiences of young refugees, was published by Unbound in June 2018. She also compiled and edited A Country of Refuge (2016), a collection of writing on refugees and asylum seekers by some of Britain and Ireland’s finest writers. Lucy is a volunteer writing mentor for Write to Life, the creative writing group at Freedom from Torture. She edited refugee writer Jade Jackson’s collection Moving a Country and the Write to Life anthology, Body Maps. The Good Tourist, her book about human rights and ethical travel, was published by Arcadia Books. She co-edited the PEN anthology Another Sky (Profile Books) featuring the work of writers that PEN has helped over the last 40 years.

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Important Filming and Photography Notice:

Please note that filming and photography will be taking place throughout the exhibition. Both bigger crowds, smaller groups and individuals may be captured on camera.

All imagery and footage may at some point be published on the College's website, social media channels and in print.

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