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“My name is not ‘asylum seeker’”

By Blog Editor, IOE Digital, on 2 May 2024

A black-haired woman assembling a board featuring the exhibition title.

My name is not ‘asylum seeker’: Nadia Mendez Guevara assembles a section of the exhibition. Photo by Gabrielle Fadullon.

Mette Louise Berg.

This week, ‘My name is not asylum seeker!’, a pop-up exhibition based on the SOLIDARITIES research project, opens at Halifax Central Library. The exhibition focuses on the everyday lives and experiences of people who have sought asylum in the UK and are waiting for a decision on their application. During the waiting period, people seeking asylum are ‘dispersed’ to different parts of the country and housed in dispersal accommodation, often of very poor quality; most are not allowed to work. (more…)