Experiences of Exile: The List

18 Jan 2019 to 31 Aug 2019, 9.00AM–5.00PM
Pathfoot Building, Gallery 2
Experiences of Exile: The List

Each year, the Art Collection’s exhibitions, events and workshops are directly inspired by the research of the University. This year the focus is on refugees and migration, under the umbrella title ‘Experiences of Exile’.

The List traces information relating to the deaths of 34,361 refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants who have lost their lives within, or on the borders of Europe since 1993.

The List is compiled and updated each year by UNITED for Intercultural Action, an anti-discrimination network of 550 organisations in 48 countries.

'These deaths are not isolated incidents but are the direct consequence of tightening EU immigration policy. In the face of civil war, conflict, global political and social unrest, and the deepening effect of climate change, Europe responds by adopting exclusionary practice and policies, turning a blind eye to the root causes of migration. The List draws unwelcome attention to the role of our societies in protecting those who flee from war, persecution and poverty and highlights the serious flaws in our asylum and immigration systems that routinely threaten individual human dignity.'

UNITED for Intercultural Action

The List was updated in May 2018 by UNITED for Intercultural Action - find out more about the 'fatal policies of Fortress Europe'.