Section of Sabina's story © PositiveNegatives
Last week the Society held the first of two exhibitions taking place this autumn that present initial findings from our field research programme, Migrants on the margins.
The exhibition, which ran from 1 to 5 October, showcased four comics which tell the stories of an individual migrant from each of the four study cities: Colombo in Sri Lanka, Dhaka in Bangladesh, Harare in Zimbabwe and Hargeisa in Somaliland. Produced by PositiveNegatives, the comics highlight the challenges that migrants living on the margins of these urban areas face in their day to day lives including forced evictions, poverty and lack of land security.
The exhibition provided context for the week’s Monday night lecture, which was given by the project’s Principal Investigator Professor Michael Collyer from the University of Sussex, and Hargeisa research lead Professor Laura Hammond from SOAS. Delving into the work of the research team, Professor Collyer discussed the importance and relevance of the project and the methods used, while Professor Hammond focused on some of the key themes from the initial findings.
The exhibition also supported a series of educational workshops for A Level and KS3 students which took place throughout the week and included a talk by Professor Hammond on migration patterns, urban growth and the spatial inequalities of experienced in cities; a tour of the exhibition; and a zine making workshop.
The second exhibition curated by the project team will be held in the Society’s Pavilion from 30 November to 11 December 2018.
Find out more about the Migrants on the margins project.
Watch Professor Collyer and Professor Hammond’s Monday night lecture (member-only content).