Health: a key component of mobility justice


The first webinar in our series, 'The Health of Migrants and the Right to Health', co-hosted with the Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet).   With Nicola Burns, Karolina Follis and Luca Follis. In contemporary societies of the Global North, asylum seekers, migrants and refugees are among the groups experiencing some of the most […]

Illegal Migration Bill – Emergency Discussion

Online meeting

The Athenian Laws introduced by Draco c. 621 BCE were said to be written not in ink but blood. The UK government’s Illegal Migration Bill currently going through Parliament is draconian. It effectively puts an end to the UK’s asylum system as we know it and to many of the protections of the Modern Slavery […]

Exploring the mental health and psychosocial experiences of asylum seekers, refugees and undocumented migrants in the post migration context


The second webinar in our series 'The Health of Migrants and the Right to Health', co-hosted by MMB and GRAMNet. Re-thinking the asylum process as a social determinant of health. With Alessio Albanese and Kate O'Donnell. Ample research has demonstrated the effects of pre migration experiences (e.g., war, persecution, violence, torture) on the mental health […]

A social model of asylum: disablement and resistance in the British asylum system


The final webinar in our series ‘The Health of Migrants and the Right to Health', co-hosted by MMB and GRAMNet. With Rebecca Yeo. The UK asylum system includes multiple restrictions which limit access to the services and support needed for physical and emotional health and wellbeing. At different stages in an asylum claim, people are […]

Wild About Weeds Walking Tour

RWA entrance Queen's Road, Bristol

Are you, or could you be, wild about weeds? Join MMB and Bristol Ideas for a walking conversation about weeds, indigeneity and mobility. We’re excited to be joined by Jane Memmott, Professor of Ecology at the School for Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, who will introduce us to what grows in the cracks of Clifton’s […]

On Freedom: Whose Story? Whose Lens? – An Art Exhibition by Jean Joseph

Centrespace Gallery 6 St Leonard Lane, Bristol

Artist Jean Joseph is working with the Modern Marronage Project, MMB and a group of asylum-seekers to present an exhibition on freedom at CentreSpace Gallery. There will be a number of talks and events alongside the exhibition. Please see the poster below for more details.  

Territory and Citizens: Reimagining Cohabitation in the City

(de)Bordering Plot Royal Fort Gardens, Bristol

An open air, interactive talk by Julia Morris. Parks, wastelands, building sites and overgrown ruins all offer urban ecologies for a multitude of non-human city dwellers. But who do these spaces belong to? Who gets to decide what happens here? This interactive event in the (de)Bordering plot asks participants to consider non-humans as citizen species. Julia Morris, […]

Making Place for Plants

(de)Bordering Plot Royal Fort Gardens, Bristol

A discussion and celebration of plants at the (de)Bordering plots in Royal Fort Gardens, University of Bristol, co-hosted by Brigstow Institute and MMB. "Plants are the most important, least understood, most taken for granted of all living things” (Wilkins, 1988). We need plants for life. Plants sustain us and give us joy. But are all […]

MMB Reading Group – Rosi Braidotti

Online meeting

This month the MMB Reading Group are meeting to discuss Rosi Braidotti’s work on the nomadic subject, Braidotti, R., 2014. Writing as a nomadic subject. Comparative Critical Studies, 11(2-3), pp.163-18 and Braidotti, R., 2013. Metamorphoses: Towards a materialist theory of becoming. John Wiley & Sons. The discussion will be led by Tom Allport, Honorary Senior […]