Refugees Mapping Memories – Creative Recovery Exhibition

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Please join us to celebrate the work of twelve fantastic people.
5pm on the 20th of June 2019 (part of Refugee Week events in Plymouth)

Following the event, the exhibition will be open the following days:

  • Friday 21 June: 10:00-16:00
  • Saturday 22 June: 10:00-16:00
  • Sunday 23 June: 10:00-15:00

We embarked on a journey of remembering and yearning for home and homeland and we arrived at a post recovery space; recovery from trauma, loss and grief through the act of mapping.

This exhibition is a culmination of the creative efforts of twelve courageous citizens from the refugee and asylum seeker community who have given their time and energy to become part of a participatory action research project led by Dr Sana Murrani, the founder of the Displacement Studies Research Network at the University of Plymouth. Creative Recovery: Mapping Refugees’ Memories of Home as Heritage is a 14-month project funded by the European Cultural Foundation, Courageous Citizens 2018 and is in partnership with the British Red Cross, Plymouth branch.

Throughout the last nine months, our project photojournalist, Carey Marks, who joined us as a Creative Associate funded by the Sustainable Earth Institute at the University of Plymouth, photographed and re-photographed numerous portraits of our twelve protagonists. This process of re-photography complimented our processes of remembering, layering, and mapping which made our research personal and process driven.

Creative Recovery utilised participatory informal mapping as a method for writing history and revealing intangible heritage to enable us to make sense of the future. The act of mapping facilitated the creation of alternative spaces of memory, or memoryscapes, that provide a valuable method of reclaiming a sense of recovery, integration and home-making in diaspora.

Date 20/06/2019
Time 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18 East St

Dr Sana Murrani
Displacement Studies Research Network
Category Arts and Culture
Price Free