2019-2020

11:00 AM, 06 Sep 2019 - 3:30 PM, 06 Sep 2019, UCC

Contested Spaces of Belonging: Asylum, Direct Provision and Beyond


ISS21 Migration and Integration Research Cluster Symposium

 

Contested Spaces of Belonging:

Asylum, Direct Provision and Beyond

 

University College Cork | 6 September 2019

11.00am - 3.30pm

 

 

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Jonathan Darling, Durham University

 

This research symposium will explore current questions relating to asylum and contested spaces of belonging, in particular issues relating to power/politics, belonging/not-belonging and place/space for asylum-seekers and refugees. Speakers will present on recent research that is shedding new light on the implications of policies such as Direct Provision and dispersal and on the contested spaces of belonging/not-belonging in which asylum-seekers, refugees and their families live their lives. In particular, the symposium will examine the potential for alternative imaginings of how welcome/sanctuary/asylum can be done by host states and societies.

 

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Jonathan Darling, Durham University: Challenging the ‘Asylum-seeking Market’: privatisation and the politics of care in the UK’s asylum dispersal system

Other Speakers:

Ms. Cecilia Amabo (City of Sanctuary member): Perspectives on Direct Provision in Ireland

Ms. Rosie Howlett-Southgate (Department of Geography, UCC): From Liminality to Precarity: The Geographies of Refugee Experiences in the Housing Market in Cork, Ireland

Dr. Dominic Hewson: “All the Time Watched”: An Analysis of Disciplinary Power within the Irish Direct Provision System

Dr. Claire Dorrity (School of Applied Social Studies, UCC): Asylum Seeker Representation: Examining spaces for voice, agency and power

 

Attendance is free but pre-booking is essential. Please book at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/contested-spaces-of-belonging-asylum-direct-provision-and-beyond-tickets-65184776421. The symposium will be held on the main campus and will start at 11.00am and finish at 3.30pm.

Free - all welcome. Organised by ISS21 Migration and Integration Research Cluster Symposium

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