Cultural exchange gives refugees a chance to share memories of home

Refugees are often expected to integrate into their host countries without a deeper understanding of their heritage and home practices’ needs. In 2002, when 2% of the Plymouth population were of BME/MABE backgrounds, the Home Office designated Plymouth as a dispersal centre for asylum seekers in the UK. By 2011, this percentage had risen to…

Exhibition Catalogue

For those of you who missed the Opening Night and cannot attend by the 23rd of June (open till 3pm), here is the Mapping-Memories-ExCatalogue-online.

Exhibition Opening Night

We had a fantastic Opening Night for the exhibition, a tally of 100 people! We worked hard on the Opening Night throughout the morning and afternoon to set up the exhibition.    

Refugee Week Exhibition – 20th-23rd June 2019

Everyone welcome! Please book a ticket by clicking on the image. Event is free! Opening Night of Creative Recovery Exhibition of work titled: Refugees Mapping Memories on the 20th of June 2019 at 5pm (till 8pm). The event is part of the national Refugee Week events. The exhibition will showcase the work of 12 wonderful…

Messages – Workshop NINE

We had our 9th workshops this week and we opened all the messages that our 12 participants have sealed in an envelope each at the beginning of the project 7 months ago. These messages of hopes, wishes and dreams, some of which did come true during the life of the project were read with pride…

I am – Workshop EIGHT

We’ll let the photographs (credit: Carey Marks) speak for themselves. Workshop 8 was about the message in the memory!

Constructing memories spatially – Workshop SEVEN

We realised in Workshop 7 that constructing memories of home through maps,  2.5 drawings, and photographs, isn’t a linear process. The complexities of recovering and relaying memories of home are as diverse and varied as the spaces and places in which the original events took place. After a while, we stopped speaking of ‘home’ as…

Personal memories of home – Workshop SIX

We worked with the participants on finalising the maps. These are glimpses of work in progress – snippets of maps. It was a brilliant process of co-production and collaboration between researchers and participants.