21st – 23rd June 2019

Creative Recovery

REFUGEES MAPPING
MEMORIES

ENTRY

FREE

OPENING HOURS

Fri 21st – 10am-5pm
Sat 22nd – 10am-5pm
Sun 23rd – 10am-4pm

21st – 23rd June 2019

Creative Recovery

REFUGEES MAPPING
MEMORIES

The exhibition will showcase the work of 12 people from the Refugee and Asylum Seeker communities in Plymouth who have been working alongside Dr Sana Murrani and her research team at Plymouth University on an experimental journey of participatory mapping of memories of home and homeland. Mapping informal journeys of people’s history and memories is elemental in the process of spatially translating cultures but more so in the healing and recovery but also post recovery stage from the trauma they have endured.

The project, in partnership with the British Red Cross, is funded by the European Cultural Foundation and the Sustainable Earth Institute Creative Associate 2019 scheme. The contribution of photojournalist Carey Marks has been instrumental in making the project more personal to each of the 12 protagonists.