Senate House

Malet Street
United Kingdom

Seminar series
Being Human Festival

Come and help us build an exhibition in Senate House, University of London. It has never been easier or faster than it is today to travel between Paris and London, and yet for some the route and the reason remains difficult and dangerous.

During this workshop you will use a variety of materials, including paper cut outs, sticky vinyl, paint as well as cut stencils and water-based spray-paint to create new work based on the words, stories and writing of asylum seekers in Paris. We will start with a brief introduction to the project which has gathered these stories through the months of October and November in a series of translation workshops with asylum seekers in Paris. Then, under the guidance of printmaker and artist Aida Wilde, we will create posters and artworks inspired by their work in a continuation of the translation process. Finally we will install the results of this Paris-London collaboration as a pop-up exhibition in Senate House, University of London that will be on display for the rest of the festival.

No prior experience is necessary, and equipment is provided. Participants are welcome to stay for the full day or drop in for the morning or afternoon sessions.

Tea, coffee and refreshments provided. A selection of vegetarian sandwiches will also be provided for lunch.


11.00 – meet at Senate House, University of London
11.00-11.15 – orientation, introductions
11.15 – 11.30am – short talk by giving background to the project
11.30-1.30pm – making activities

1.30pm break for lunch (30mins)

2.15pm – 3.15 resume making actives
3.15pm-5.30pm – decorating exhibition stands + setting up display cases.
5.30pm – close

Free Admission | booking required
This event is part the University of London’s series Ministry of Hope and Fear
Related events: Presentation – Down and out in Paris and London | Exhibition – Down and out in Paris and London
Led by: University of London Institute in Paris 
In partnership with: School of Advanced Study, University of London | Goldsmiths, University of London
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