Documenting Migration

5 Dec 2009

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Entry fee: £1 min donation with a free Olive Morris badge!

London, United Kingdom


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  • Vauxhall/Oval

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Documenting Migration is a participatory event looking at the way in which records and documents of migration are kept and used by official bodies and by migrants themselves, and their importance in framing public opinion and policy. The event will start with a interactive workshop involving creative activities that look to explore and break down popular assumptions about migration in the UK. This will be followed by two presentations and an open discussion. The first presentation will be a video interview with Dr Mary Stevens, a post-doctoral research associate in the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies at University College London, who will be discussing the historical and social implications of migration. The second presentation will be delivered by Marula Di Como from the Berlin-based women's collective Migrantas; a collective which works with issues of migration, identity and intercultural dialogue, incorporating tools from the visual arts, graphic design and social sciences. See www.migrantas.org for more info. The event will be followed by a screening of the Black Audio Collective's rarely seen film Signs of Empire (1984). As well as joining us for conversation, we invite you to bring pamphlets, flyers and publications about your organisation and its current activities. If you are unable to attend, we would still greatly appreciate if you could send through any relevant publications or materials that you may want to share. The exhibition has a display area for the distribution of free leaflets and pamphlets and a resource library for which donations are welcome. We will be publishing an online, downloadable report on the event, and we are keen to include in it any materials you wish to contribute. The event is organised by members of the Remembering Olive Collective. For more information on ROC and other upcoming activities, please visit the project blog:


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