‘THE DISPLACEMENT VIRUS IS MUCH STRONGER THAN THE CORONAVIRUS’: REFLECTIONS FROM BURJ EL-BARAJNEH AND BAQA’A CAMPS IN LEBANON AND JORDAN

What roles do communal solidarity and sociality play in spaces such as the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan during the COVID-19 pandemic? This question is examined by Samar Maqusi, who draws on conversations with camp residents Abu Mohammad and Abu Ahmad, to reflect on the ‘socially conscious’ creativity developing and responding to the pandemic. Maqusi... Continue Reading →

THEATRE AND/AS SOLIDARITY: PUTTING YOURSELF IN THE SHOES OF A REFUGEE THROUGH PERFORMANCE

In this post Marta Niccolai provides a narrated presentation of her contribution to the recently published Refuge in a Moving World Open Access volume edited by Southern Responses to Displacement PI, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh. Her chapter, ‘Theatre and/as solidarity: Putting yourself in the shoes of a refugee through performance,’ focuses on Teatro di Nascosto or Hidden Theatre,... Continue Reading →

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh Keynote Lecture at The Istanbul Policy Center-Sabancı University, Turkey

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Southern Responses to Displacement Principal Investigator, offered the keynote lecture, 'Shifting the Gaze: beyond inclusion and social cohesion, towards refugee-refugee relationality' at the Exploring the Dimensions of Refugee Inclusion: Social Structures, Institutions and Strategies Conference, at the The Istanbul Policy Centre - Sabanci University in Turkey, convened on the 28th and 29th... Continue Reading →

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