In the shadow of Brexit: Portraits of EU families in London

The Eurochildren team is producing a series of photo and audio portraits of EU families in London. What is emerging is a composite picture, a mosaic of voices, perspectives and experiences, with some shared anchors. London is ‘not like the rest of England’. It is ‘a bubble’, but that may not be enough to mitigate…

Becoming adult – the song

Originally posted on 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…

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…

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

Originally posted on Postcards from …:
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…

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…

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…