Tate Exchange

Blavatnik Building, Level 5
United Kingdom

Early May will see researchers from ULIP join colleagues from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) to fill the Exchange space of the Tate Modern with a series of installations, workshops, screenings and provocative discussions exploring how memory is produced in relation to material, objects and places.

The work will reflect on the role of objects in the production, conservation and recollection of our individual memories, and those of our communities. A particular focus will be migrant and refugee art, and the challenges of producing and conserving a home and identity in circumstances of displacement.

As part of the five-day programme of events, the Paris Centre for Migrant Writing and Expression will be displaying the materials produced through its autumn Lost and Found workshops and running an interactive map-making workshop inspired by the maps created by refugees to navigate their new environments. In conversation with ULIP's Director of Research, Anna-Louise Milne, visitors will be invited to explore the resonances found in some of the street and city names explored by the refugees in Paris and to think about the names that act as landmarks in their own environment, adding them to this growing collective map.