representing displacement / dislocation

* forthcoming events *

The Space for All Estate Agency
Created with the support Brighton activists, particularly those involved in Migrant and Refugee Solidarity at the University of Brighton and its Community University Partnership Programme is being exhibited in the 2018 Photo Fringe as part of Dystopia.
The opening of the exhibition on Saturday the 29th September, 2-

pm will be accompanied by a short talk by the participants.
An extract of Kevin Reynolds’ film We Ask Not What Thou Art, will be shown.
If you want to view the street work on which the exhibition, you can find the Space for All Estate Agency located on the corner of Hartington Road and Brading Road, BN2 3PD.

SEAS, Socially Engaged Art Salon at BMECP Centre, 10/A Fleet St., Basement Floor, Brighton, BN1 4ZE
Entry is free.
The exhibition is open weekday 9am-5pm, and weekends 2-6pm https://2018.photofringe.org/exhibitions/dystopia https://2018.photofringe.org/exhibitions/order/date https://www.facebook.com/events/1834598446577001/

In Conversation: On Reflecting the Suffering of Others
Tuesday 9 October, 6.30-8pm.

In her 2003 essay Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag both underscores the importance of photography in communicating something of the reality of war, whilst observing that what photography is able to communicate is limited, ‘those who have not lived through such things can’t understand, can’t imagine the experiences such images represent’. More recently TJ Demos, in The Migrant Image, examines the ways contemporary artists have representated mobile lives to propose new possibilities for a politics of equality, social justice, and historical consciousness. In this conversation with Harley Weir, the creator of Homes, and Richard Williams, Chair of local charity Sanctuary on Sea, Louise Purbrick seeks to ask what can and should photography do? The discussion will explore the artist’s initial impulse to make this photographic work, the ethical issues and parameters that have shaped its creation, publication and exhibition and what impact Homes may have had on others and the migrants and refugees whose lives Weir represents.

Doors open 6pm. Pay bar Fabrica, 40 Duke Street , Brighton , BN1 1AG
This event is FREE (donations welcome) booking is required
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-conversation-on-reflecting-the-suffering-of-others-tickets-50534373672
https://photoworks.org.uk/harley-weir-homes/

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Refugee Festival • May 2018 • Programme

REFUGEE FESTIVAL
by the Migrant And Refugee Solidarity group
at the University of Brighton
18:00, room G7, 10-11 Pavilion Parade, BN2 1RA

Attitudes towards refugees and migrants are worsening across Europe. Xenophobic parties are on the rise, states are sealing their borders and, after the peak of 2015-6, public interest has declined. This year’s MARS festival evolves around the public reading of short stories from the Refugee Tales series, combining with interviews and discussions. Continue reading Refugee Festival • May 2018 • Programme

Space For All estate agency

An off-shoot of the Make It Happen! Homes for Refugees art project has just popped up!

Artists, activists, young people and local people were involved in art workshops that considered how to ensure that the important legend “Refugees Welcome” become a reality, how we can ‘Make it Happen!’ The biggest obstacle in Brighton is the expense of our housing, high rents that are unregulated in the private sector. We created a series of artworks that expose the difference between homes and properties, feeling at home and the market value of houses. Continue reading Space For All estate agency

Homes for Refugees – 26 May, 19:00

For the last end of the Refugee Film Festival we have saved the premiere of a documentary film on a local art-community project: Homes for Refugees. What do refugees need to feel at home? What spaces can we create for refugees within local communities? What types of houses could we design? What buildings could be used? What structures could we build? What should they contain? Over the last months our home artists and activists are asking the local community to discuss those issues effecting both refugees looking for safe homes and existing inhabitants who may feel their communities are changing. Homes for Refugees is the film recording Brighton’s reply to the above questions.

This event is part of the MARS Refugee Film Festival. See here for a full programme. All our events are FREE. Screenings take place in room G7, at the ground floor of 10-11 Pavilion Parade.  (not wheelchair accessible – BN2 1RA – opposite the Pavilion and next to the Marlborough pub)

3 Films on UK Refugee Detention policies – 19 May, 19:00

Did you know that Gatwick hosts one of the biggest detention camps of the UK? BAD (Brighton Against Detention) are organising the festival’s second event around the catastrophic effects of UK asylum policy and what can be done about it. There will be three films: Working Illegally, Dear Jane, and Hidden Stories. Between the films there will be discussion with representatives of the ex-detainees’ All Women’s Africa Group. There will be information – and hopefully a debate – about can be done to address the immediate problems of detention.

This event is part of the MARS Refugee Film Festival. See here for a full programme. All our events are FREE. Screenings take place in room G7, at the ground floor of 10-11 Pavilion Parade.  (not wheelchair accessible – BN2 1RA – opposite the Pavilion and next to the Marlborough pub)

Soccer My Saviour – 12 May, 19:00

Join us to watch the documentary Soccer My Saviour (2016) by Kyri Evangelou. The film tells Rwandan football player’s Eric Murangwa’s story of survival in the genocide of 1994, how football saved Eric’s life, and how after the genocide he set up Football for Hope, Peace and Unity (FHPU). The screening will be followed by a panel discussion exploring the role of football in building tolerance and social cohesion both in the UK and overseas with the film’s star, Eric Murangwa, and the director, Kyri Evangelou. See the trailer for more details.

This event is part of the MARS Refugee Film Festival. See here for a full programme. All our events are FREE. Screenings take place in room G7, at the ground floor of 10-11 Pavilion Parade.  (BN2 1RA – opposite the Pavilion and next to the Marlborough pub)

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