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Migrants at the Centre: Looking beyond Marginalisation and Exclusion

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 18:00 - 20:00

Migration Museum at The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7AG

The third in a series of three public discussions looking at the ways in which we think about migration.


Migrants and refugees are often represented as if they are situated at the margins of society, as individuals failing to integrate with ‘central’ society. In this session, academics and third-sector representatives will problematise this ‘migrant as outsider’ discourse.

To do so, they will draw on research and practice to highlight migrants’ rich and multiple forms of participation in society and institutions, interrogate the structural exclusionary obstacles that migrants face and, finally, share methods by which their/our agency and contributions can be made visible and recognised.

The Open University are collaborating with the Migration Museum Project to bring together academics and practitioners to engage with the ways in which the arts, politics and law represent the experiences of refugees and migrants.

This free event is open to all. Please register via Eventbrite.

Sara de Jong (OU)

Umut Erel (OU)

Almas Farsi, Asylum Welcome


Further Talks in the Series

Observing Displacement? Interrogating the Role of Art: Wednesday 21 June.

Statelessness as Displacement in Situ: Wednesday 12 July.