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Lunchtime Talk - Migrant Narratives at the edge of Europe


Lunchtime Talk - Migrant Narratives at the edge of Europe

This free talk from Dr Nishat Awan will discuss a recent exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park that explored issues of migration and belonging along the Black Sea edge of Europe.

The video installation featured interviews with undocumented migrants and those hoping to apply for refugee status. Narrating stories of migrant journeys and the illicit crossing of borders, the exhibition visualised the continent from the perspective of those who inhabit its edges and those in transit.

Dr Awan will discuss some of the people she met while carrying out the research and will speak about issues of mobility and stasis and how body chronologies play an important part in centring the migrant subject. The talk will also cover the use of film, photography and mapping techniques in documenting the spaces and stories at the periphery of Europe's 'refugee crisis'.

This talk is free, but spaces are limited so booking is essential.

To book your place, please visit our online booking system:


For further information please contact the Gallery by email: gallery | leeds ! ac ! uk or telephone: (0113) 343 2778

This talk will be held in The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery.

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