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Refugee Tales ‘The Walking Inquiry’ exhibition (25-27 April)

17 Apr 2023

The exhibition, which brings together people with lived experience of immigration detention and Volunteer Visitors, will launch at The University with a roundtable discussion and film screening.

Refugee Tales

Reserve your spot to join Creative Manchester at the Research Café ‘Other Voices’, which will showcase the research of leading Manchester academics, including Prof Ana Carden Coyne (History), Phoebe Shambaugh (Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute) and Dr Ali Jeffers (Drama). The panellists will participate in the discussion alongside David Herd (University of Kent) and the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group. The event will feature a film screening of a short film by Ridy Wasolua, featuring conversations with people with lived experience of detention. 

This research café also marks the launch of The Walking Inquiry exhibition in Manchester, which brings together the voices and insights of people with lived experience of immigration detention and Volunteer Visitors who provide support to people in detention. The project engaged a unique methodology, building on walking, talking and sharing together. The contributions, which took various forms, including testimony, art, letters, video and poetry, shine a powerful light on the daily realities of immigration detention, and its complex and enduring impacts. 

The Walking Inquiry exhibition will be exhibited in the Samuel Alexander building ‘Glass Corridor’ space, and available to view between 25-27 April 2023, when the building is open.