Skip to the main content
Tuesday 3 December 201918.00 to 19.30

"In Our Shoes” is an exhibition curated by Venetia Menzies and Canela Laude that presents the work of six photographers who identify as asylum seekers, and seeks to provide an insight into the lives of refugees living in London. Using disposable cameras, the photographers have documented their experiences: from waiting for Home Office decisions, living on the streets, to dealing with the traumas that come hand in hand with displacement. The works are the result of a two-year documentary photography workshop run by photographer and journalist Venetia Menzies with the support of photographer Canela Laude. The British Red Cross Hackney Destitution Centre have provided support for the workshop and exhibition.

The opening reception will be the highlight of the week-long exhibition from 2nd to 10th December, featuring Venetia and Canela, participants in the photography workshop whose photos will be exhibited, and representatives from the Red Cross. They will be giving short speeches about their involvement with this exhibition and the participants will be sharing their own moving personal stories on the asylum process through spoken word and poetry. All UCL students are invited to join, appreciate the artwork and interact with one another. 

This event will be free for STAR members. Buy membership for only £3 here: http://studentsunionucl.org/clubs-societies/student-action-for-refugees-society
RSVP by getting your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-our-shoes-exhibition-opening-reception-tickets-82887782589
Non-STAR members will have to pay £4 at the door! This will go towards supporting STAR and refugee causes.