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TRACE: Tracing the Space of the Refugee Crisis

Join us on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. for a panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibit TRACE: Tracing the Space of the Refugee Crisis which runs until Feb.14, 2020, at the UNB Art Centre. This panel discussion is free and will be held in the Memorial Hall Auditorium.

Members of the panel will put the 2015 refugee crisis into a global context. Panelists will provide focus for a discussion about the factors leading to the crisis, human rights issues, the logistics of housing a large influx of people within urban spaces, the experience of being a refugee, while problematizing the designation of the term refugee and exploring the role of art in critically representing the refugee as an otherized subject.

Panelists include Antoine Cassar, Independent Poet and Activist, Qrendi, Malta; Olga Lafazani, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece; Behzad Khosravi Noori, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden. Two other members will join via Skype: Audrey Macklin, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada and Anwar Nilufary, Athens, Greece. Raluca Bejan, Assistant Professor in Social Work at Dalhousie University will moderate the discussion.

TRACE: Tracing the Space of the Refugee Crisis is made possible through the financial support provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, St. Thomas University, CIRN-Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Narrative, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and the UNB Art Centre.

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Marie Maltais, Director
(506) 453-4623
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