Relational wellbeing in the lives of refugees in Finland, Norway and Scotland

This project is funded by NordForsk Joint Nordic-UK research programme on Migration and Integration.

Our team consists of researchers, art therapists and artists and we are based in Bergen, Glasgow, Tampere and Turku. Together we are working with groups of young refugees in Finland, Norway, and Scotland over a period of three years to examine how they draw and describe their networks and relationships.

Through a series of art workshops and interviews, we explore how their social networks flow and evolve over time. In addition, we interview people who participants nominate as a ‘value person’ in their social networks.

In this way, we also consider how Finns, Norwegians and the British make room for these young refugees in their countries.

In this project we focus on mutuality, hospitality and reciprocity. The stories that we gather are about building peace and prosperity for each other as an expression of relational wellbeing.

More information is available at Drawing Together Project


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