We are thrilled to announce our participation as a partner in the new research project I-CLAIM, which commenced in April 2023 and will run for 3 years. The project aims to investigate the living and working conditions of regularised migrant households in Europe, adopting an intersectional perspective. Its overarching goal is to shed light on the spectrum of irregularity prevalent in contemporary Europe and to highlight the daily experiences of migrants who face irregular, unstable, and/or precarious legal status.

On the 2nd of July, the director of Centrala Alicja Kaczmarek participated in the kick-off meeting held in Warsaw, Poland hosted by University of Warsaw. During this event, University parters, NOGs and Centrala as art commissioning parter met for the first time in person. It was great opportunity to start building relationships with partners, brainstorm the project research there’s and timelines, get updates on the current migrant issues. As the meeting coincide with the IMISCOE conference ‘MIGRATION AND INEQUALITIES In search of answers and solutions’ we had opportunity to attend the first day of presentations.

Migration represents a pivotal area of research and policy work for Centrala. We have worked on developing this project with IRiS Institute at the University of Birmingham using our methodology and tested approach we will deliver artistic and cultural arm of this project by commission artist to create new art work in response to the the project themes and finding in each of the countries: UK, Poland, the Netherlands, Finland, Germany, and Italy. Each of the commissions will be presented during exhibitions locally and during final group exhibition in Brussels during 2025/26

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