LIVED is back with an update and explanation of our activities over the last 12 months, and information about our exciting transition to being housed in the University of Edinburgh Sociology Department.Read More
We are pleased to announce that LIVED, in partnership with two lectures from the University of Edinburgh, has been awarded a British Academy Grant to fund research and activities in Lebanon for the next 18 months! Through our proposed project titled, 'Childhoods, networks and dispersed intimacies: a creative ethnography of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon', LIVED and researchers from the University of Edinburgh will conduct creative and participatory research with displaced youth, in addition to producing another documentary exploring these young people's emotional lives. Thank you to all those who helped make this happen!
The following post was written by Dr. Liliana Riga, who very kindly and generously agreed to let LIVED share this powerful piece exploring 'The Power of a Single Story' as a blog post. Dr. Riga is the Academic Advisor of LIVED, as well as a constant source of moral inspiration and courage. She is a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh and programme director of the MSc programme Sociology and Global Change.Read More
At the end of June, two LIVED members presented an academic paper at a conference on visual sociology. This blog post shares their experiences of thinking sociologically about 'Learning to Swim'.Read More
This July LIVED undertook a scoping trip to Bogotá, Colombia, with the purpose of investigating potential locations for another site of engagement. Our journey took us to the neighbourhood of Altos de la Florida in the town of Soacha, just outside of Bogotá. There, we met some fantastic children, held a screening of our LIVED Zaatari documentary ‘Learning to Swim,’ and made contact with just some of the great organisations who are already working in the area.Read More
For World Refugee Day 2015, LIVED invites you to join the 'Simple Acts' campaign and to commit at least one act to either benefit or raise awareness about the situation of displaced individuals around the world.Read More
As LIVED is working in collaboration with UNHCR to solidify plans for the delivery of our filmmaking workshop and the making of a participatory documentary with displaced young people in Altos de la Florida, Colombia this coming July, we thought it necessary to provide some background information on the complex and deeply entrenched displacement situation in Colombia, which has been and continues to affect countless lives throughout the country.Read More