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tHE cALAIS BUILDS @ THE SOUTHBANK, LONDON

The Calais Jungle is a small town that captures the needs, culture and hopes of its residents.

This exhibition tries to capture this humanity and provides the context for the Blue House built by the artist Alpha Diagne.

Sun 9 Jul – Sun 2 Oct, 10am – 11pm
Exhibition Space at Royal Festival Hall (Level 4 Blue Side)
Free

9 July 2016, 10:00am - 2 October 2016, 23:00pm

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/the-calais-jungle

PAPERS FESTIVAL @ THE BARBICAN

Sunday 12 July, 1.00 – 8.00pm, The Conservatory, The Barbican

A one-day festival celebrating and exploring the art, architecture and culture to have emerged from European refugee camps at the intersection of mass migration and politics. Bringing together artists, musicians, poets, chefs and builders, with a programme of talks and presentations on multiple stages across the day.

All talks and performances will be on a first come, first served basis due to limited capacity.

The Architecture Foundation, in association with the Barbican, presents Architecture on Stage – a programme of talks and debates.

Check out www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery for more information on the event

a FAIR LAND @ IMMA

Friday 26 August, 3.00 – 4.00pm, Project Spaces, IMMA

Considering A Fair Land and its alternative perspectives of living, Grainne Hassett, founding architect of The Calais Builds project, reflects on the building of the structures of a society and town.  Hassett organised and built a major community infrastructure of Calais refugee camp including a women’s and children’s centre, a therapy and community space, a vaccination unit and youth centre. Discussing the importance of architectural research through practice, Hassett addresses some of the projects most pertinent issues regarding the political, social and environmental issues that continues to drive her work at the camp.

For more information, see www.imma.ie