Brexit stories…

The decision for the UK to leave the EU is one that not only transforms the socio-political structures of the country, but also consequently affects people’s self-image and understanding of their identity. We use mixed media collage to document how EU nationals feel they are affected by Brexit, their views on their future in the UK and their strategies in response to the referendum. We want to highlight how identities are negotiated and constructed. Brexit has created a situation where many white (western) Europeans feel stigmatised in the same way people of colour and black people do in their everyday lives. With this project we wish to highlight some of the mechanisms which racialises bodies. Moreover, we want to create a broader understanding about the stigmatisation many people face because of their race, ethnicity, religion and origins. This project is a contribution to portraying a turbulent time in the history of the UK and Europe.

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Black and white image of Aude standig with fingers rolled in fists looking disappointed. Bakground pieces of UK visa application form there is a disfragmented Union Jack flag made of origami paper and headlines from news paper.
Aude, mixed media, 2017

Burcu, mixed media, 2017

Daniel, mixed media, 2017

A black and white photo of Moniek standing next to her bicycle. Against a black speckled background giving a feeling of night there are trees in the horizon. Trees are made of pieces of origami paper in different shades of blue. There are 12 golden stars in the sky. Moniek is facing the left margin and away from the trees and shrubbery..
Moniek, mixed media, 2017

Michel, mixed media, 2017