During two guest lectures for academic audiences on migration studies, Marieke van Houte presented the results of the pilot phase of CONTAINED Project in which we developed a trilogy of theatrical tools to connect experience, research and learning on migration.

The lectures are based on a draft explorative paper called ‘Contained: exploring out-of-the box tools to build resilience in refugee-receiving communities’, which reflects a search for effective tools to provoke thoughts, inspire dialogue and enhance empathy between refugees, migrants and non-migrants, with the ultimate goal of developing proactive responses against polarization in receiving societies.

Wednesday 8th February 2017
Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies
SOAS University of London
Time: 17:00 – 19:00
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G52
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Thursday 9th February 2017
Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS)
School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford
Time: 14:00 – 15:30
Venue: 58a Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6QS Room: Seminar Room, The Pauling Centre
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The guest lectures are part of the effort of CONTAINED Project to connect experience, research, and creative learning to create dialogues and more understanding about migration. It reflects on the pilot phase of CONTAINED Project which was initiated by researcher Marieke van Houte and phsyical theatre company Justice in Motion, in collaboration with storyteller Remco Heijmans. The lectures will be held by Marieke van Houte.