Displacement and Art in the Age of Hostility: Film Screening and Workshop at UNSW in Sydney, Australia

Migration, Housing and Arts-Based Research 

First Event in Sydney, Australia

Film Screening and Workshop

International Research Team Working on MigrationHousing and Arts-Based Research

Film Screening and Workshop Monday December, 17th. 2018

Screening of “This Is Gay Propaganda LGBT Rights and the War in Ukraine ” (2015, Canada) 10am-11:30am
Workshop: Displacement and Art in the Age of Hostility: 11:30am-1pm

Morven Brown Building, Room 310, University of South Wales, Sydney Australia

Toronto, Canada – Project Finding Home, (Principal Investigator Ryerson Professor Marusya Bociurkiw, Ryerson University) is hosting its first ever event in Sydney, Australia, with fellow co-Principal Investigators, Dr. Caroline Lenette (UNSW) and Dr. Elena Marchevska (London South Bank University). The project is funded by a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development 2018 grant, as well as a Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Immigrant, Diversity and Inclusion Grant.

About Project Finding Home

This project uses research creation to examine what constitutes home for those who have had to abandon their homelands. The research team, made up of Dr. Marusya Bociurkiw from Toronto, Canada, Dr. Caroline Lenette from Sydney Australia and Dr. Elena Marchevska from London, UK, is conducting arts-based research on migration, refugees, and place-making in their respective cities. The research team will analyze how place-making is determined by temporality, sensory experience, trauma, collective memory, and social networks. The Film Screening and Workshop will be hosted by Project Finding Home and the Sydney-based UNSW Forced Migration Research Network. The feature documentary, “ This Is Gay Propaganda LGBT Rights and the War in Ukraine ” directed by Marusya Bociurkiw, tracks the progress of the Euromaidan revolution, and the Russian occupation that followed, from the perspective of internally displaced LGBT Ukrainian migrants. The workshop will highlight the links between displacement and art and discuss the challenges of creating work about on-going migration crises. Artist/activist/scholars Professor Marusya Bociurkiw and Associate Professor Elena Marchevska will discuss their most recent projects and the practical and ethical implications of creating work about displacement and migration.
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