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Book buddies

This is a project we designed for the cultural association Kulturstorm in Umeå which we co-founded. The project aimed to encourage reading among children by paring them with an older book buddy. Our inspiration came from similar projects in New Zealand/Aotearoa. Children in lower elementary classes were paired with children in junior high. They met once or twice a week… Read more →

Brexit stories Moniek looking out of the frame


Moniek, mixed media collage with processed photography and origami paper, 2017 For me, this bike is almost a symbol of the person I was when I was living in Amsterdam. I have always loved cycling on it in Cambridge. Perhaps some car drivers didn’t like me on the road, but in general, I felt that people were positive about this… Read more →

Brexit stories Feature image of Daniel in black and white


Daniel, mixed media collage with processed photography, newspaper and origami paper, 2017 I have lived here for 11 years, me and my husband have a house here, we met here as a couple, our friends are here, this is where we live. Britain has a multicultural society which I enjoy. But now I feel less at home in England than… Read more →

Brexit stories Black and white feature image of Burcu


Burcu, mixed media collage with processed photography, and wallpaper, 2017 Nine years ago my husband and I left the Netherlands where Wilder was getting stronger. We escaped the rise of the far-right and moved here, to live in a country with softer values. But the same thing is now happening here, especially after the Brexit referendum. I worry about whether… Read more →

Brexit stories Feature image of Aude in black and white photo


Aude, mixed media collage with processed photography, newspaper, UK residency application form, and origami paper, 2017 I fell in love with London in 2010 and decided to move to a country, where I could be myself, in all my complexities. London was the only place where I felt like I could fit. I felt like my blackness was accepted and… Read more →

An image showing a British passport that has been altered, where the word passport is changed with Brexit stories.


Thank you everyone who participated and supported the project! We were pleased to show some of the collages last Friday and Saturday at Lucy Cavendish College. We will share rest of stories here soon! Read more →

Abandoned Hallways

Dec 2011 While US is imposing further sanctions against Iran and the Iranian regime threatening to shut the Strait of Hormuz, the people of Iran continue facing hardships of everyday life. While the government is tensing in readiness for a showdown, boasting about their nuclear science ability and the world knowing little of ordinary Iranian citizens’ stories, history repeats itself.… Read more →

Brexit stories Feature image of Renate in black and white


  Renate, digital collage, 2017 I am in shock but not surprised because I’d seen it coming. Indicators were there all along, in the responses at work and in public, in the media. Two nights before the referendum I was watching the news and could not help but to cry because I could see it happening. I could not understand… Read more →

Brexit stories Feature image of Kasia in black and white


  Kaisa, digital collage with photography, 2017 Kasia is not worried This is how democracy works My first reaction to the referendum was anger. I have done my PhD here. I have contributed to the progress of science here, I have paid taxes here. I have done more for the UK than for my own home country. But all that… Read more →


Michel, mixed media collage with newspaper, processed photo and wallpaper, 2017 Shortly before the referendum, I became a homeowner. Having no family ties in England, it was with mixed feelings that I decided to sign up for a mortgage and commit to this being my home for at least several years to come. After the referendum result, I have been… Read more →