Representing Refuge: The Role of the Arts in Conditions of Mass Displacement

A RELIEF event at the UCL Festival of Culture

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 for Global Prosperity and the RELIEF Centre to discuss the role of the arts in situations of mass displacement. We will see and hear poetry, documentary excerpts, photography, as well as a contribution to last year's Venice Biennale. This will prompt a conversation around media and humanitarian representations of refuge and displacement, and how artistic expressions can open up new avenues of self-representation, research, and advocacy.


Fouad M. Fouad, Syrian doctor and poet, Assistant Professor, AUB Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, RELIEF Co-Investigator

Sophie and Georgia Scott, Directors of the documentary Lost in Lebanon

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Reader in Human Geography and Co-Director of the Migration Research Unit; Coordinator of UCL's Refuge in a Moving World, Head of RELIEF Public Engagement Committee

Samar Maqusi, Research Associate, RELIEF/UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Cameron Holleran, Poet-in-Residence, Institute for Global Prosperity

Panel moderation: Hanna Baumann, Research Associate, RELIEF

Register for the event here


Date 07/06/2018
Time 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue UCL
Roberts Building, G06 Lecture Theatre

Annelise Andersen
Category Arts and Culture