7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
26th April, 2021
While Behrouz Boochani, Kurdish-Iranian human rights activist/journalist was in a refugee detention camp sanctioned by the Australian government, he secretly made a film on his smartphone, “Chauka Please Tell Us the Time, ” to share his harrowing story with the world.
He is one of several participants in the symposium Border Trouble: Migration, Research Creation Art & Policy April 26-29, 2021, in which the power of migrants telling their own stories to influence governments and communities, will be discussed.
In addition to the keynote discussion with Boochani, the 4-day free online conference, co-hosted by Ryerson University and South Bank University in London, will include three other interactive sessions, including:
The symposium will address some of the following questions:
The symposium is the culminating event of Project Finding Home, a SSHRC-funded 3-year international project exploring the complex intersection between forced migration and new place-making strategies through art and storytelling.