Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Moving Objects Symposium and Launch

14 March 2019, 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

Moving Objects

The Symposium will take place in the IAS Common Ground, 12.00 - 17.00 on 14 March. The Launch will take place in the UCL Pearson Building 18.00 - 20.00 on 14 March.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh


IAS Common Ground & UCL Pearson Building
Ground Floor, South Wing, UCL & Gower Street, UCL

The Moving Objects symposium (IAS Common Ground, 12.00-17.00 on 14 March) brings together creatives, academics and researchers to discuss the relationship between heritage, the arts, displacement and wellbeing, as well as the process of co-curating the Moving Objects: Stories of Displacement exhibition which is on display at the UCL Octagon space between 18 February and 1 October 2019.

The Moving Objects exhibition will be formally launched in the UCL Pearson Building from 18:00-20:00 on 14 March, including a tour of the exhibition, guest speakers and contributions from the exhibition's co-curators over dinks and nibbles.

Please find the programme here.


Moving Objects: Stories of Displacement draws on UCL-based projects working with Refugee HostsUCL Migration Research Unit (UCL Geography)Forced Displacement and Cultural Interventions, and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance in partnership with the Helen Bamber Foundation.

The exhibition and symposium are jointly led by Dr Beverley Butler (UCL Institute of Archaeology), Professor Helen Chatterjee (UCL Biosciences), Alejandra Carles-Tolra and Jessy Boon Cowler (Helen Bamber Foundation, Photography Group) and Professor Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (UCL Geography).

This exhibition is presented by UCL Culture, and the exhibition, symposium and launch are funded through the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies Small Grants Scheme, the UCL Grand Challenges Programme, and the Department of Geography.

Photo by participants of the Helen Bamber Foundation Photography Group