Listen – giving a voice to voiceless refugees

A pop-­up exhibition that tells the personal stories of refugees through 20 suspended headphones opens this week in London.

The organiser is Dami Hope Lawal, an MA student at Goldsmiths, and his project ‘Listen’ is gives a voice to refugees whose voices are not heard, by allowing the community to listen to the individual first-hand stories of why people are migrating.

The exhibition aims to challenge xenophobic attitudes towards refugees. A gallery of photographs alongside the sound installation showcases the the storytellers’ hands.

You can check out this artistic project of hope and awareness at 310 New Cross Road, London SE14 6AG on Thursday 31 August (2-8pm), Friday 1 September (2-8pm) and Saturday 2 September (12-6pm). They’ll also be selling limited edition laser-cut products representing each of the 20 stories in the exhibition with proceeds distributed among the four refugee organisations Listen has collaborated with: AFRILBarnet Refugee Service, The Bike Project, and Phosphoros Theatre.

You can find updates about Listen online, on Twitter and on Instagram.