Becoming adult – the song

Great example of participatory project from Nando Sigona, Rachel Humphris and colleagues at the UCL Institute of Education and University of Oxford. Check out Becoming Adult blog for finding out more about research outputs and other project related initiatives.

Becoming adult

Three years of conversations, encounters, laughs and sharing in many different places, ignoring borders every time it was possible to do so. The photos, words, and short clips that make this video all came together through the musical magic of the Piccola Orchestra di Tor Pignattara and the video editing eagerness of our colleague Jenny Allsopp. Check our resources to find out more about our project and findings.

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What next for unaccompanied migrant children in the UK

To mark to the end of Becoming Adult: Conceptions of future and wellbeing among migrant young people, IRIS, Centre for Education and International Development at UCL IoE, the University of Oxford's Refugee Studies Centre are hosting the international conference  “Constructing viable futures: Unaccompanied migrant young people transitioning to adulthood”. The event will be held on 12 December 2017, at St... Continue Reading →

The bureaucracy of angels in King’s Cross St. Pancras

Art, borders and migration – interesting conversation on an age-old crisis

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Fascinating video with artists Broomberg & Chanarin discussing their installation ‘The bureaucracy of angels‘ in King’s Cross St. Pancras station (28 Sept – 25 Nov).

The work was commissioned by Art on the Underground. Here a Learning Guide (Key stage 3-5). Short clip from the film below. Glad to have had the opportunity to share some thoughts with the curator early on in the development of the project and to share a panel with the artists today at the Royal College of Art in London.

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An icon for the public: the library of Birmingham

This video is part of the Translation and Translanguaging (TLANG) research project funded by the AHRC. The aim of the project is to understand how people communicate multilingually across diverse languages and cultures. It defines 'translation' as the negotiation of meaning using different modes (spoken/written/ visual/gestural) where speakers have different proficiencies in a range of... Continue Reading →

Who are you? Grayson Perry’s identity journeys

By Nando Sigona (originally published in Postcard from...) Channel 4 ‘Who are you?‘ series* by/with Turner-Prize winner Grayson Perry is a fascinating exploration into contemporary portraiture and society, as one alone was not already a big enough challenge! the series follows Perry’s creative journey to the production of portraits that capture individuals (not the usual portrait... Continue Reading →

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