I am a Londoner: Tuesday 20th July 2021, 8.00pm BST
Erene Kaptani, Researcher in Sociology, is facilitating the discussion at this interesting online event on undocumented migrants' experiences of living in London.
Many Londoners are undocumented but rarely have the opportunity to share their experiences. This event will feature art, music and poetry by people who are undocumented and living in London, reflecting on their experiences and sharing their hopes and dreams. You will also have the chance to hear from several Londoners who are undocumented for an in-depth live moderated conversation during the session.
The Justice, Borders and Rights research stream consists of a group of researchers from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds whose work grapples with some of the most salient and polarizing debates around borders. Our work interrogates the social, cultural and political repercussions of and knowledge production around border practices - issues are at the forefront of old and new debates about conflict and global inequalities. Our work is characterised by research partnerships, collaborations and knowledge exchange projects between academics, NGOs, INGOs, international media and cultural organisations, social welfare institutions, community organisations, legal professionals, policymakers, artists and politicians.
Justice, Borders, and Rights engages with struggles for inclusion, recognition and representation against a backdrop of the construction, reconstruction, deconstruction and transgression of borders. Our key focus is on borders, conceived of in their myriad symbolic and material varieties, and how they frame, shape and define people, institutions, communities and nations. Researchers also look at how people challenge borders and construct communities and bridges across borders, including through international cultural exchange, media and communication networks.
Researchers in the stream approach the following questions from different perspectives:
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