Conveying Migration Experiences Through Storytelling and Illustration

This workshop allows children to empathise and view migration through the perspective of a real-life story, as opposed to the often reductive, homogenous and problematic perspectives provided by some mainstream media. With the migration story being translated into physical form by an illustrator, it took a new shape beyond language. The illustrator used artistic devices to express specific emotions and themes, such as continuous line drawings, which represented a particular temporality of the migration journey. The knowledge and empathy that participants gained from the workshop are shared with the public using social media, accompanied by quotes from the artist and storyteller. This approach can be used as a template by practitioners to innovatively interact with migration themes that appeared in the PERCEPTIONS migrant interviews.


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