This paper discusses the use of art in research with young West African men (aged 14-21) who have made the perilous illegalised journey to Italy. Drawing on findings from PhD fieldwork using a variety of visual methods, the paper examines how art can function as an entry point to different life worlds. It argues this encounter has the potential to create a space in which we might reach a ‘shared imagination’. It explores the use of art in the research process itself, as well as the co-production of a public art exhibition.

‘Fragements of a life: the wrestler and the wounded boy – revealing the complexities of young migrants as political subjects through art

Sarah Walker
Primo
2019

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This paper discusses the use of art in research with young West African men (aged 14-21) who have made the perilous illegalised journey to Italy. Drawing on findings from PhD fieldwork using a variety of visual methods, the paper examines how art can function as an entry point to different life worlds. It argues this encounter has the potential to create a space in which we might reach a ‘shared imagination’. It explores the use of art in the research process itself, as well as the co-production of a public art exhibition.
Sarah Walker
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