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When we talk about migration, migrants often appear only as the subject of our discussions, always from our point of view or with “their” words as an illustration for “our” arguments.
In recent years, however, various publications have given voice to the migrant experience: at the international level, the books by Boochani and Goumãňęh stand out, and in Spain, those by Bah and Balde. These works aim not only to record their experience but also to question the main narratives on migration, refuge, the border and the other.
In this new edition of the “What is going on in the world?” cycle of conferences organised by CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs), we reflected on the importance of turning our gaze and making the “other” part of the “us”. All of this from a broad perspective that goes beyond the instantaneousness of the media; that includes a critical view and the subjectivity of those who experience it first-hand; and that can include from the smallest thing to the largest.
The event counted on the participation of Ibrahim Bah, author of the book Tres días en la arena, and Agus Morales, journalist and director of the 5W magazine, introduced by Blanca Garcés, senior researcher at CIDOB and coordinator of the BRIDGES project, and moderated by Irene Praga, pre-doctoral researcher at Birkbeck University.
This activity has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 101004564.
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