About the Project

I-CLAIM project investigates the living and working conditions of irregularised migrant households in Europe from an intersectional perspective. It aims to reveal the spectrum of irregularity in contemporary Europe and cast light on the everyday experiences of migrants with irregular, unstable and/or precarious legal status. I-CLAIM develops the concept of ‘irregularity assemblages’ to capture how migrants’ ‘irregular condition’ is produced by the interplay of immigration and asylum laws, policies and practice, wider labour market and welfare regimes, and political, media and public narratives. The irregular condition is shaped by migrants’ social position and positionality as well as by processes that occur at international, European, regional and local levels.

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This approach will inform our theoretical understanding, methodology and analytical framework and how the consortium organises its work. Moreover, it enables us to design, assess and validate detailed policy options and public interventions targeted at place-specific, sectoral, and intersectional criticalities and vulnerabilities experienced by a range of people in irregular situations in Europe. To achieve its overarching ambition, we will engage at all stages of the project cycle with relevant European, national, local and sectoral actors in six countries (Finland, Germany, Italy, The Netherland, Poland and the UK) through Country Stakeholder Groups (CSG) and a European Stakeholder Group (EISG). Moreover, we will organise a series of consultative and participatory initiatives to produce new knowledge, inform public and political debate, validate key research findings, and design policy recommendations. 

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Our role in the project

Using our methodology and tested approach we will deliver artistic and cultural arm of this project .

Centrala will commission artists in each of the research territories to create new art pieces responding to the project themes and research funding We will use participatory approach building relationships with local migrant and artistic communities. The parter countries and cities include: Berlin, Germany; Utrecht, the Netherlands; Helsinki, Finland; Warsaw, Poland; Naples, Italy; Birmingham, UK and each will host exhibition presenting commissioned work throughout 2025 and will final group exhibition in Brussels in early 2026.

We will be announcing artist comissions opportunities in early 2024. In in the meantime, we are building partnerships and collaborations with local communities in project localities.



Project website https://i-claim.eu