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Making a Home Away From Home
15 November, 2020 - 22 November, 2020
This is an online event.
Please note due to the lockdown coming into place from November 5 onwards, this event will no longer be able to take place in person.
Last year, the UN Refugee Agency revealed that the number of people fleeing violence was the highest recorded since World War II. While the need for temporary shelter has never been greater, many refugees find that these settlements are more permanent than originally intended. Ongoing conflicts prevent their return home and the lack of infrastructure and support leaves them unable to move forward. A replicated UNHCR tent decorated with a Syrian refugee will form the centre of a special video, prompting reflections on what ‘home’ looks like for the people who have been forcibly displaced for years.
Speaker: Yasmine Shamma, Lecturer in English Literature, University of Reading