- Fri, Nov 17, 2017 09:00 PM
9-11 rue de Constantine
Latitude: 48.8601, Longitude: 2.31498
The Paris Centre for Migrant Writing and Expression, under the guidance of ULIP’s Director of Research, Dr Anna-Louise Milne, has been working with migrants and asylum seekers in Northern Paris for over five years. As part of this year’s Being Human Festival of the Humanities, the Centre will be running a series of workshops with a group of asylum seekers and local secondary school pupils to explore the connections and contradictions found within the placenames of Paris: their histories, modern resonances, and the diverse meanings that they generate for the migrants making their way to and through these areas. These workshops will culminate in a public exhibition and presentation reflecting on the challenges and resources that can be deployed for those trying to find themselves in a radically strange and potentially hostile environment. Join us for an evening of reflection on the results of these workshops and opportunity to view the photographs, signs, images and stories produced by their participants. The evening will be concluded with a drinks reception.