Asylum in the City Workshop. Photo: Alice Myers

Asylum in the City Workshop. Photo: Alice Myers

Asylum in the City – contribute your photos, films and stories

Do you have personal experience of migration or displacement, and a story to tell? Our Asylum in the City project is collecting words and images through a Tumblr blog.

Throughout April 2014  photographer Alice Myers worked with SIS Community Interpreters and others who have migrated to Brighton & Hove exploring their different perspectives for an exhibition as part of HOUSE2014.

Through a series of workshops Alice and the group explored the significance of objects, discussed language and culture, went on a photographic treasure hunt, and shared personal experiences. The exhibition showing at The Regency Townhouse in Brighton during May, presents their photographs, objects, and some of those conversations.

Now we’re looking for participants for the next phase of the project.

Do you have personal experience of migration or displacement? We’re looking for contributors both from Brighton & Hove and beyond. If you have a story to tell your photos films and words are welcomed on our Tumblr blog where you can explore other submissions too. We welcome contributions from anywhere in the world from experienced photographers or people with no experience behind a camera at all.


Visit the Asylum in the City Tumblr Blog


Part of Photoworks Learning & Particaption programme, Asylum in the City has been developed by Photoworks for HOUSE2014 in partnership with Sussex Interpreting Services.

installation shot of workshop during Brighton Photo Biennial 2008
Related project: Asylum in the City

We’re working with Brighton residents to share their experiences of migration and displacement. An exhibition of their photographs and personal stories will show during HOUSE and Brighton Festival this May.

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