We would like to invite you to a day of exploring notions of home and belonging in relation to migration, identity and language. We live in a society built on migration where many languages are spoken and where many people feel they belong to more than one place. With the opportunities and pressures of globalisation and in times of unprecedented economic and forced migration, notions of ‘home’ are becoming more fluid. The traditional idea of ‘home’ as a fixed, defined place that can easily be named, may, indeed, be crumbling.
We will address the following questions: ‘How do we each configure our own understanding of what home means, of what belonging means? How are ‘home’ and ‘belonging’ constructed in politics or in public discourse? How are ‘home’ or ‘belonging’ articulated through language? What is lost or gained in translation?
The symposium builds on the project ‘Talking Transformations: Home on the Move’.
Symposium attendees will be invited to the opening of the exhibition on the evening of 26 July, where there will also be an opportunity to meet some of the artists, poets and translators.
This is a free event that's open to everyone.