Photos by Katrine Møller Hansen. Please do not reuse without permission.
Details of the project appear on the University for all website.
Material and testimonies from the book project can be viewed at UEL's Living Refugee Archive.
In a pilot project, part of the University for All initiative and of UEL's Life Stories courses at Calais, photographer Gideon Mendel worked with residents of Calais refugee camp to create visual records of their lives, from their own perspective. Please see further details of the project.
Subsequently, the 'Life Stories' short course has been taught with refugees in Manchester, young people from refugee backgrounds in West London, refugees and migrants in the OLIve Open Learning Initiative programme in East London, and the UNITE migrant workers' group in central London. It has also been used online as part of the MOSAIK project's integration of refugees in Jordan and Lebanon into higher education. For some of these UK-based projects, please see this website.