Event – Forced to Flee: Living With and After Crisis Part 1

Forced to Flee: Exhibition and Discussion poster with abstract graphic rendition of refugees thronging a shoreline

How do we live with, and move on from a crisis? Many people find themselves living in amongst the chaos of conflicts or crises just as others are forced to move away from them. Even when the urgency of a crisis diminishes, or conflict ends, experiences live on.

To explore what it means to live with and after crisis we invite you to explore Refugees: Forced to Flee, curated by the Imperial War Museum, by viewing the online exhibition material in the coming week. The exhibition features past and present research on those seeking asylum and refuge from conflict and crisis. As it is no longer possible to visit the exhibition in person, we invite you to visit virtually by viewing the exhibition material available on the museum’s website. This means you can explore the exhibition in your own time following the current national coronavirus restrictions.

On 23rd November, the Centre for Ethnographic Research will then hold an online group discussion about the exhibition. Here, we invite you to share a photograph or screenshot from the exhibition material which you found emotive or engaging. Then together we will discuss the exhibition’s themes of crisis, conflict, movement, safety, and memory.

The discussion will take place between 16:00 and 18:00 via Microsoft Teams.

We hope this conversation will be the starting point for a research event next term where we aim to explore the ways we live with different crises, such as conflict, climate change or pandemics, and their long-lasting effects.

To participate or for more information please email Laura Burke (PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology).

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