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How Does Arts Practice Engage With Narratives of Migration from Refugees? Lessons from ‘Utopia.’

An academic article that explores art interventions with refugees.

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Journal of Arts and Communities

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How Does Arts Practice Engage With Narratives of Migration from Refugees? Lessons from ‘Utopia.’

Theme

Type of Resource

Source

Journal of Arts and Communities

About this resource

An academic article from the University of Leeds that reflects on workshops run with refugees that explored what it means to be ‘welcome’, how we ‘welcome’ and how we want to be ‘welcomed’. The paper shows different ways of working across sectors with displaced communities to engage with and enable spaces for voices to be made audible.

Why we recommend this resource

Dominant media often creates a sense of hostility towards refugees. This article analyses how arts organisations can become agents of change and provide a process of inclusion and welcome through their social interventions. With migration on the rise, art projects within communities are important agents for integration and this article presents examples of how this could be achieved.

Goals met by this resource

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

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