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.

This project, Asylum in the City, has been developed by Photoworks for HOUSE 2014 in partnership with Sussex Interpreting Services who work with refugees, providing language support for non-English speakers and assist people in difficult situations.

The interpreters themselves have first hand experience of immigration are now more settled in the UK. Their perspective, as well as those of more recent migrants to the city will be represented in the exhibition.

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

The exhibition is part of HOUSE 2014 and accompanies a new sculptural installation at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery by HOUSE 2014 ‘s lead artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, co-commissioned by HOUSE and Brighton Festival.