Hari Reed, Research Assistant for Refugee History, took her refugee awareness-raising exhibition Protestimony to the Edinburgh Fringe festival this year. Her organisation IMAGINE constructed six camp-style shelters in a corner of Summerhall, the central Fringe venue for political performance and visual art.
Refugee History Research Assistant Hari Reed ran a campaign in August 2016 to prevent the French authorities from closing down a venue in the Calais Jungle that provided hot meals and classes to unaccompanied minors in the camp.
Refugee History’s Research Assistant Hari Reed organised, with the charity IMAGINE, a reading of refugees’ poetry by Dame Harriet Walter at the Beyond Borders Festival 2017, held at Traquair House in Scotland.
Hari Reed, Research Assistant for Refugee History, is interviewed by Ewan Allinson for Summerhall Radio about the politics of refugee storytelling, the importance of social media as a platform for grassroots perspectives and the role of art in the Calais camp.
Refugee History Editor Lyndsey Stonebridge was interviewed for VOX on why Hannah Arendt’s 1951 book about totalitarianism is suddenly flying off the shelves. They discussed what Arendt’s philosophy can teach us about Trump, Brexit and the dangers of isolation.
Refugee History Editor Dr Becky Taylor participated this week in an event at Stranger's Hall, Norwich. The day featured an exhibition tour and an 'in conversation’ aimed at better understanding the relationships between migration, inequalities and political attitudes in the UK in general and Great Yarmouth in particular.
Our Editor Lyndsey Stonebridge was interviewed by Krista Tippet for On Being, where they discussed Hannah Arendt, the vulnerability of facts, and lessons the Origins of Totalitarianism may hold for today.