• © Baguio Wong 2014

    © Baguio Wong 2014 for Asylum in the City

  • © Cira Burns 2014

    © Cira Burns 2014 for Asylum in the City

  • © Nelida Senoran 2014

    © Nelida Senoran 2014 for Asylum in the City

  • Nelida Senoran 2014 for 'Asylum in the City'

    © Nelida Senoran 2014 for Asylum in the City

  • © Mel Holness 2014

    © Mel Holness 2014 for Asylum in the City

  • © Mel Holness 2014

    © Mel Holness 2014 for Asylum in the City

  • © Nina Tahmasebi 2014

    © Nina Tahmasebi 2014 for Asylum in the City

  • © Nina Tahmasebi 2014

    © Nina Tahmasebi 2014 for Asylum in the City

Exhibition: Asylum in the City 3-25 May for HOUSE2014

Co-commissioned by Photoworks, an exhibition of photographs and personal stories from Brighton residents sharing experiences of migration and displacement. The works result from project workshops lead by photographer Alice Myers.

Asylum in the City
The Regency Town House Basement
10 Brunswick Square,
Hove,
BN3 1EH

Saturday  3 – Sunday 25 May
Opening times: Thursdays  – Sundays 12 -6pm 

Closed: Mondays – Wednesdays

Developed by Photoworks for HOUSE2014 in partnership with Sussex Interpreting Services (SIS) Asylum in the City conveys ideas of home, language and cultural difference.

Photographer Alice Myers worked with SIS interpreters and others who have migrated to Brighton & Hove to explore their different perspectives for the exhibition.

SIS work with refugees, providing language support for non-English speakers and assisting people in difficult situations. Many interpreters themselves, now settled in the UK have first hand experience of immigration.

Asylum in the City shows 3 – 25 May 2014 at the Regency Town House, Hove, a Grade I Listed terraced home of the mid-1820s being developed as a heritage centre.

The exhibition is part of HOUSE2014 and accompanies the Brighton Festival commission by celebrated artist Yinka Shonibare.

Meet the Interpreters

Saturdays during the festival
2 – 4pm
Regency Town House

Representatives from SIS will be available at the exhibition to chat about the project and the work they do.

Take part

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

 

 

 

 

HOUSE 2014               Sussex interpreting service

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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