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13 June 2017 - Civic Reception

Dr Meg Jensen will be presenting a Keynote Speech at the University’s Civic Reception entitled: Carving out the why: The expressive life writing project

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26 May–7 July 2017 - "A Day in Their Shoes: Refugee Diaries" at Somerset House

An installation at Dear Diary: A Celebration of Diaries and Their Digital Descendants. Inigo Rooms, King’s College London, Somerset House, East Wing London WC2R 2LS. 26 May to 7 July 2017, 11.00am–5.30pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

A featured installation at this exhibition, A Day in Their Shoes: Diaries presents refugee diaries in the form of film, photos with voice overs collected by human rights defenders working with refugees in Yemen, Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Yazidi refugees in Iraq en route to Germany, and reflections from a refugee camp in Germany by an Azeri exile.

Contributors include Nadine Saba of Akkar Network for Development in Lebanon, which runs a women’s shelter for Syrian refugees, Elias Diab of UNICEF in Yemen, Naka Alkhzraji of Faiths Forum for London who supports refugees in the UK and Falah Shakarms from the Wadi organisation in Kurdistan that runs a shelter for Yazidi women and girls escaping Daesh (IS). Unscripted, with minimal editing, these are impressions from lives being lived in the spaces between countries by people displaced by war or working to serve those who have been. These fragments are simpl aid workers’ immediate responses to our request for a diary entry. Can we walk a mile in their shoes through these glimpses into their daily lives?

Films produced by Dr Meg Jensen of Kingston University and Professor Brian Brivati of the Stabilisation and Recovery Network.

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Dr Meg Jensen
Life Narrative Research Group
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2282
Email: M.Jensen@kingston.ac.uk