We are hoping to speak with artists/professionals/volunteers/young refugees who can offer thoughts and perspectives on the human rights issues and impact of art & story-telling on dialogue building, recognition by others and construction of a shared future.

ICO conducts a research that explores the cultural heritages of refugees, and asylum seekers in Europe through Hakawati (art of story telling) in order to understand their right to self-determination.
We are conducting interviews as part of this research study to increase our understanding of how intangible cultural heritage represents memory in terms of past and now.
Your involvement would comprise a short 5-10 minute demographic questionnaire and one 30-minute interview, to be held in person in London. Also, if you are interested in participating in this research but not based in London, arrangements can be made to conduct the questionnaire via email and the interview via Skype at a time that is convenient.
The information we collect will be for research purposes only and you will be provided the consent form. If the interview is conducted via Skype, your verbal consent to participate will be recorded on the copy we keep. There is no compensation for participating in this study. However, your participation will be a valuable addition to our research and findings could lead to greater public understanding of hakawaiti, contemporary human rights issues and the people in the field.
If you are willing to participate please suggest a day and time that suits you and we ll do our best to be available. Please send an email to [email protected] with subject line “Participation to the Hakawati Research”.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. [email protected]
About the ICO: International Communities Organisation (ICO), is a self-determination research and innovation hub; a not for profit organisation based in London. ICO aims to empower communities, guided by its vision of self-determination and the values of development and human rights. It fosters an environment where organisations within these communities can overcome the barriers they face, therefore fulfilling their potential to develop and create positive change for their local communities through local collaboration, decision making and action. www.internationalcommunities.org

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