Asylum Archive: an Archive of Asylum and Direct Provision in Ireland will be launched in Temple Bar Gallery and Studios on 12th October 6-8 pm. Download the invitation here.
The Asylum Archive website is an art, activist and academic online platform that examines the notion of Direct Provision Centres; the localities and sites where asylum seekers are being held while in the process of seeking a refugee status.
The new Asylum Archive book, a hardback including photographs, essays and a map of all present and past Direct Provision Centres in Ireland, is the continuation of Vukašin Nedeljkovic’s ongoing work highlighting the injustices, confinement and incarceration of asylum seekers in Ireland. It is a significant work, since there is very little visual information about previous Irish Carceral sites including Magdalene Laundries, Industrial Schools, Mother and Baby Homes and Lunatic Asylums.
The book launch will comprise a short panel discussion with academics Anne Mulhall (UCD), Ronit Lentin (Trinity College) and Karen Till (Maynooth University) who wrote essays included in the book. The panel will be chaired by Lucky Khambule, a former asylum seeker and member of MASI – Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland.
All are welcome!