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“Nothing about me without me”

“Nothing about me without me”

Breaking Down Barriers to Higher Education for Forced migrants Lidia Dancu reports on how The Open University in Scotland is forging new partnerships with community organisations and opening up new opportunities with a “nothing about me without me” approach. Although...
“Nothing about me without me”

Making Covid Life visible at last: Unlocking the Archive,

Ben O’Loughlin argues that, unable to connect to how people felt or how life was, the UK government’s TV briefings to the nation created an emptiness. At last, he says, a new digital exhibition, unlocked archive, enables refugees to make Covid life visible.. Through...
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Lonely Streets: A Short Reflection

Agnes Czajka argues that by drawing a poignant connection between Covid-19 and the devastation wrought by the Anthropocene, the film Lonely Streets implores us to awaken from dangerous delusions.  Created by Syrian refugees living in Malaysia, this beautiful film of...
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Unlocking the educational potential of displaced people

Mobile learning in ‘third spaces’ Gill Ryan argues openness, partnership and co-creation provide the keys to unlock the educational potential of displaced people around the world using mobile technologies. This blog is based on a co-authored chapter in a book called...
“Nothing about me without me”

The Right to Get Online

“Just Like Food on a Plate” Tom Cheesman, Marie Gillespie, Thanuja Hettiarachchi Digital poverty for asylum seekers now means almost total exclusion from society. This isolation has a devastating effect on mental health and wellbeing and creates enormous practical...