Refuge and culture: the role of the arts in conditions of displacement
07 June 2018, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
UCL Knowledge Lab
G06Roberts BuildingTorrington PlaceLondonWC1E 7JEUnited Kingdom
Lebanon has the highest number of refugees per capita in the world. Ahead of World Refugee Day on 20 June, this session will bring together members of UCL's Institute of Global Prosperity and the RELIEF Centre to discuss the role of the arts in situations of mass displacement.
Poets, photographers, and academics working with RELIEF will present some of their work in order to prompt a conversation around a range of issues, including media representations of refuge and displacement, and how we might engage with displaced people more directly and more effectively.
The RELIEF Centre is a collaboration between UCL, the American University of Beirut, and the Centre for Lebanese Studies. The aim of the Centre is to respond to the challenge of creating inclusive prosperity in the context of mass displacement.
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