(how) Can the Arts Engage with the Ongoing Refugee Crisis?


University of Brighton, Grand Parade, Room 225


This arts based symposium at Brighton University looked at and explore ways in which the arts can respond to this growing crisis.

Art Reguge UK have been supporting displaced people through art and art therapy for the last year in Calais and led a workshop plus presented their work. There was also a display of around a hundred plasticene figures that had been made in the camp.

The first session ran from 3.00pm to 5.00pm and included arts workshops, a presentation and discussion led by Art Refuge UK in which participants will responded to the plasticine figures made by refugees in Calais.

From 6:00pm to -8:00pm the session included a presentation, panel and discussion led by Art Refuge UK in response to the theme of the symposium and the plasticine figures made by refugees in Calais.

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