Refugee Youth in Public Space


Johanna Marie Bastian

New position for HERA Research Assistant Johanna Bastian

We are happy to announce that today Johanna Bastian, former research assistant in our HERA project on Refugee Youth and Public Space, starts her doctoral research at the German Centre for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM). Johanna will be working on the LYMAS project (Life Strategies of Young Migrants in Ageing Societies) led by Dr. Edward…

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Education Toolkit ‘Local Migration Histories – Global Connections’ now available!

Our education toolkit ‘Local Migration Histories – Global Connections’ is now available for access. The education toolkit is based on the research conducted with young refugees and asylum seekers in the four European cities of Brussels, Amsterdam, Leipzig and Newcastle upon Tyne, as part of our HERA research. This teaching guide provides exercises and materials…

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Carola Vasileiadi

HERA Research assistant Carola Vasileiadi nomitated for Migration and Societal Change Master Thesis Award

Carola Vasileiadi, research assistant in our HERA project, has been nominated for the Migration and Societal Change Master Thesis Award with her brilliant thesis “We are not documents but human beings”: The presentation of a counter-narrative on undocumented migration through the art practices of We Sell Reality” (click here to view the thesis or here…

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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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