The organizing committee would like to express their gratitude for the generosity of Vukasin Nedeljkovic, who has allowed us to use the pictures of his series “Balloons”, integrated in his project Asylum Archive. This project’s objective is to collaborate with asylum seekers, artists, academics and activists, amongst others, with a view to creating an interactive documentary cross-platform online resource, critically foregrounding accounts of exile, displacement, trauma and memory. It is an act of solidarity to bring a different perspective on the life of people who came to Ireland to seek protection. His recent book Asylum Archive, a unique and essential publication in making the reality of Ireland’s Direct Provision system public, can be accessed here.
“Bodies in Transit: Difference and Indifference” FFI2017-84555-C2-2-P