Refugee Youth in Public Space

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Performance of HERA by Curious Monkey at Northern Stage

What a timely, joyful and moving performance of HERE by curious monkey at Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. It was great to see the complicated relationships of migrants with home, place and belonging communicated in such a powerful way. HERE compellingly illustrates the challenges and hardships refugees and asylum seekers experience upon arrival, but also shows how…

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Plain Language Report HERA ‘Refugee Youth and Public Space’

“Initiatives that provide solidarity, support and care, such as charity, community, arts and volunteer groups, are of particular importance for young refugees. They provide practical support, helping with the navigation of a new city and the complexities of asylum systems. They also provide a space for participation and creativity, where young refugees enact belonging through…

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Opening theatre performance ‘HERE’ at Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

Four seasons, four people, from four corners of the world collide. The strange city folds and unfolds around them, a story that opens up like a book to get lost in. Set against the backdrop of Byker this powerful new play, HERE, by Lindsay Rodden is about finding sanctuary in the unlikeliest of places. About dancing…

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EEYRASPS is HERA ‘project of the month’

It’s about refugee youth and public spaces in Newcastle, Leipzig, Brussels and Amsterdam this time. We are pleased to announce that ‘The Everyday Experiences of Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Public Spaces’ is HERA’s next project of the month. Do you want to know more about recent developments within our research project? Are you…

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Successful Writing Retreat Hitdorf Germany 8-10 September

Those were some very inspiring and productive days! Between 8-10 September the HERA “Refugee youth in public space” research team visited Hitdorf to catch up and work together on new ideas. Taking up residence in the lovely Open Sky House, we were pampered with good food, enjoyed great views of the Rhine river and relaxed…

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Exhibition Leipzig: (Not) My City – Scopes and Boundaries in Urban Space

Logo copyright: Simone Fass, Julia Rademacker and Sylvia Drevin   As part of the Intercultural Weeks, the interactive window exhibition “(Not) My City: Scopes and Boundaries in Urban Space” was ceremoniously opened on 2 October with a street party at Pöge Haus, a cultural centre in Leipzig. The findings were visualised for the exhibition by…

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Festive conclusion ‘Thuis in de Molenwijk’ exposition

  A festive conclusion on the 10th of October marked the closing of the exposition Thuis in De Molenwijk (Feeling at home in De Molenwijk), a photo and story project around homemaking from the perspectives of newcomers with a refugee background. The event caught the interest of many enthusiastic people who wanted to have a…

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Local workshop at BOOST Amsterdam

The 24th of June, the Dutch team and BOOST Amsterdam organized a local workshop at BOOST Amsterdam to present the findings of the first part of the Dutch case study. After a delicious buffet, Mieke Kox shared the results of 210 hours of participatory fieldwork at BOOST, 18 interviews with youngsters and informal conversations with…

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Panel session NIAS-conference on belonging

9 to 11 June, NIAS organized the conference ‘Studies of Beloninging. Mapping Belonging as a field of study and establishing future networks’. We organized a panel session on ‘Refugee Youth and Place Attachch ment in Public Space’ in which we presented some of the findings of the four countries represented in our research project.

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