Creativity and Policy. Work in Progress Online.

Wed, 24 June 2020, 11- 12pm



Come and join us for a Brigstow work in progress conversation that brings together two of our current co-produced projects for brief work-in-progress presentations and an opportunity for questions and conversation from you. These interdisciplinary projects adopt different creative approaches to explore immigration policies from the perspectives of those directly affected: from using prose poetry to share the challenging stories of those families separated by UK Immigration Laws to using collaborative film making with refugees and asylum seekers to critically scrutinise the institutional mechanisms responsible for their harming experiences.

The projects are:

Kept Apart: Making prose-poetry with people separated from families by the immigration system with Katharine Charsley (Sociology, Politics and International Studies), Helena Wray (University of Exeter), Emma Agusita (UWE Bristol), Caroline Coombs and Paige Ballmi (Reunite Families UK) and Rissa Mohabir (Trauma Awareness).

Scrutinising the Immigration System Through Collaborative Filmmaking with Refugees and Asylum Seekers with Nariman Massoumi (Film and Television), Alice Cutler (Bristol Refugee Rights), Bridget Anderson (Sociology, Politics and International Studies), Katie Bales (Law) and Irene Elizabeth.


Please note that this meeting will take place online and will be recorded. A subtitled recording will be made available after the meeting.