Papers Festival. Art, Culture and Architecture of the Refugee Crisis

Papers Festival: A one-day festival of the art, culture and architecture of the refugee crisis that is part of the London Festival of Architecture 2016. This critical celebration will examine the creative and urban culture which has emerged from refugee camps across Europe, bringing together refugee artists, musicians, poets, chefs and builders, with a full programme taking place on multiple stages and different areas at the Barbican arts centre. In particular, there will be a discussion area (where a mix of short presentations and panel discussions with some of the world's leading thinkers on refugee camps and migration will take place), a garden zone (for music, films and discussion), the conservatory area (which will host a wide variety of art pieces and installations, at the heart of which will be the 'Blue House' by the artist Alpha - an art school and gallery rescued from the Jungle in Calais and rebuilt for the first time in the UK), and in the terrace area (a platform that will host a mix of built prototype demonstrations, makers and food). Taking place on 12 June, 2016 at the Barbican Arts Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS.