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A panel discussion with authors Teresa Thornhill & Daniel Trilling. Programmed in partnership with Verso.

Asylum seekers from war torn Syria and Iraq wait up to two years for decisions, confined on Greece’s Aegean islands; the UK deliberately creates a ‘hostile environment’ for migrants, and across the Atlantic Trump separates children from parents at the Mexican border; authors Teresa Thornhill & Daniel Trilling ask what can be done?

Chaired by Maya Goodfellow.

Part of Real Quick, the Barbican’s new platform for rapid responses to the state of the world. A series of talks, performance, and creative experiments tackling current affairs and recent events.

Part of our 2018 season The Art of Change, which explores how the arts respond to, reflect and potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.

Teresa Thornhill

Teresa Thornhill, author of Hara Hotel: A Tale of Syrian Refugees in Greece (Verso, 2018), is a linguist, writer and child protection barrister with a special interest in the Middle East. Her previous books include Sweet Tea with Cardamom: A Journey through Iraqi Kurdistan and The Curtain Maker of Beirut: Conversations with the Lebanese.

Daniel Trilling

Daniel Trilling, author of Lights in the Distance (Picador, 2018),  is the editor of New Humanist magazine and has reported extensively on refugees in Europe. His work has been published in the London Review of Books, Guardian, New York Times and others, and won a 2017 Migration Media Award. His first book, Bloody Nasty People: the Rise of Britain’s Far Right, was longlisted for the 2013 Orwell Prize. He lives in London.

Part of The Art of Change

Our 2018 season explores how the arts respond to, reflect and potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.

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