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Cities of Reguge podcast

Ilse van Liempt has been interviewed for the Cities of Refuge podcast on the meaning of public space for refugee integratio‪n. She discusses some of the findings of our research project. She addresses aspects such as the difference between formal and informal spaces of encounters, the everyday expressions of integration, the ways refugees claim public space,…

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Inspiring stakeholder meeting

5 March 2021, we had a meeting with all stakeholders and researchers. The researchers discussed their preliminary findings and the stakeholders shared inspiring examples of art-related projects for young refugees and asylum-seekers.  We exchanged all kind of needs in terms of the project and ideas for our planned knowledge sharing activities. This brought about all…

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Second report to HERA submitted!

At the end of February, we submitted our second report to HERA providing an update on our progress against the project objectives. Although in-person fieldwork has not been possible during the lockdowns imposed as a result of the pandemic, we have managed to collect a substantial amount of qualitative data with refugee youth and organisations…

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Leipziger Zustaende

Lockdown Leipzig: young refugees and asylum seekers’ experiences

A short analysis that considers how young refugees and asylum seekers have experienced the first lockdown related to Covid-19, written by Elisabeth Kirndörfer, has been published in two magazines: “Querfeld”, the annual publication of the Saxon Refugee Council and “Leipziger Zustände”, a magazine that forms part of a project for the comprehensive documentation of right-wing,…

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Creative map making session in Newcastle

The research team in Newcastle, UK, ran a creative map making session as part of the create classes offered by North East Solidarity and Teaching (N.E.S.T). The map making was used to explore people’s personal geographies in the city, their use of public space, their everyday journeys and sense of belonging. Around 10 young asylum…

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Creative story-mapping workshops in Leipzig

In order to provide some insight in the project, we would like to present some pictures of the fieldwork. First, the Leipzig case study. The German team organized three storymapping-workshops in which they asked newcomers to note down, share and map stories they attach to particular places in the city. Throughout these workshops, two of…

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Inspiring meeting with the research team

What an inspiring online meeting with our research team! We weren’t able to meet face-to-face, but our online session on the 7th of October enabled us to discuss our preliminary findings, exchange our use of creative research methods and make plans for the remainder of the project. Our discussions on refugees and asylum seekers’ arrival…

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Migration Museum Brussesl - Elia li Gioi

2-day transnational networking meeting in Brussels

5 and 6 Februari, all researchers and associated partners of the ‘Refugee Youth in Public Space’ project met in Brussels for a transnational networking meeting.  The first day, the researchers constructively discussed the progress and future plans of the project while the associated partners met during an interactive networking session at Globe Aroma to get…

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Museum Jeugd Universiteit

Guest lecture at the Museum Youth University by Mieke Kox

What happens if you flee to the Netherlands? 13 September 2020, Mieke Kox will hold a guest lecture at the Museum Youth University in the Netherlands for children between 8 and 12 years old. She will discuss the experiences of refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants after arrival in the Netherlands and address matters as…

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AAG Panel Session ‘Urban Geographies of Refugee Youth: Public Space, Urban Infrastructure and Everyday Practices’

Cancelled due to covid-19 A session with presentations of Robin Finlay, Ilse van Liempt, David Roberts and Seth Cavello. Patricia Ehrkamp will act as a discussant. Day: 9-4-2020 Start / End Time: 4:55 / 6:10 Room: Capitol, Sheraton, IM Pei Tower, Terrace Level Organizers: Robin Finlay, Ilse Van Liempt, Kathrin Hörschelmann Chairs: Robin Finlay Refugee youth often…

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