Migrants in Manchester: An exhibition
|Starts:||18 Aug 2014|
|Ends:||17 Sep 2014|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|Organiser:||School of Law|
|Venue opening hours:||Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm. Fri-Sat 9am-5pm|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Families, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
Undocumented migrants in the UK are currently the subject of tough government rhetoric and abrasive action, accompanied by a pernicious media debate. Faced by an ongoing and aggressive set of legislative and policy changes, the position of undocumented migrants is increasingly insecure, with efforts mounting to step up enforcement against this group. In a collaborative project, the Centre for Criminology at The University of Manchester, The Migrant Rights Network, and TiPP ask: ‘What are the experiences of undocumented migrants in the UK? What problems do they face in negotiating the system? And what is being done to support them?’
A series of discussion groups were held with migrant community organisations, migrant campaign groups and professionals working with undocumented migrants. These discussions were documented by local visual artist, Paul Gent, resulting in a deeply moving and evocative set of images depicting the struggles and challenges faced by undocumented migrants in the UK and the people who work with them.
Launch event: September 2nd, 6-7pm: meet the artist and the research team.
Travel and Contact Information
Manchester Central Library
St Peters Square