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Refugee Week: Exhibition – Origami Art in Immigration Detention

June 18, 2018

“Art work designed by detainees in Yarls Wood Immigration Removal Centre
‘Origami Art in Immigration Detention’ installation by Joanne Vincett, OU Faculty of Business and Law

The artworks in this exhibit were crafted by five Chinese women detained in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. Their duration in detention ranged from four months to fourteen months while their cases were pending. Three of them were detained multiple times before they were removed from the UK or released back in the British community.

The artworks in this exhibit are displayed in locked metal cages, intended for small animals, symbolising the secured spaces of confinement and control where the art was produced. Art created in detention can be seen as a means of coping with anxiety and uncertainty. The practice of paper folding art (also known as “origami”) may help mitigate the negative impact of an indefinite detention regime on detainees’ mental health and emotional well-being.

Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th June.”

 

 

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Date:
June 18, 2018
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Website:
http://www.open.ac.uk/ikd/refugeeweek

Organizer

The Open University
Phone:
01908653543
Email:
heidi.mccafferty@open.ac.uk
Website:
www.open.ac.uk/ikd/refugeeweek

Venue

The Open University
Walton Hall Campus
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
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Details

Date:
June 18, 2018
Event Categories:
, ,
Website:
http://www.open.ac.uk/ikd/refugeeweek

Organizer

The Open University
Phone:
01908653543
Email:
heidi.mccafferty@open.ac.uk
Website:
www.open.ac.uk/ikd/refugeeweek

Venue

The Open University
Walton Hall Campus
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
+ Google Map