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ESRC Social Science Festival 2018

Remaking Home

This one day event was packed events throughout the day. There were wonderful workshops for children and adults alike, as we explored the meaning of home. A giant world map was on the wall for people to trace their journeys to Swansea, some were straightforward, others were convoluted.

Talks were delivered by young refugee and asylum seekers to a broad audience of attendees about their daily lived experiences and how home was a fleeting concept, one that could be taken away from them at the shortest notice. Through tears and laughter, stories of loss and belonging were shared.

Films were screened across the day and there was lots of free food and interactive workshops.

A talk by Sandy Ibrahim, one of the many speakers on home through the day

children took part in workshops on the meaning of home and drew their ideal homes
short films on the themes of home and belonging were screened throughout the day
Voluntary Organisations came to share information about their sevices
Tracing their own, or historic journeys of grandparents

You can see a taster of the day: youtu.be/0IloLrBgyHM