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Research project: Common Ground: Refugees and native residents create community in rural Hampshire

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Common Ground is an academic artistic collaboration between social anthropologist Heidi Armbruster and Salmagundi Films. It involves newly resettled young refugees and indigenous teenagers who use the creative potential of digital arts to explore their lives in rural Hampshire.

The research part of the project explores the opportunities and challenges of rurality for diverse young people as well as examine the potential of participatory arts in the context of supporting intercultural dialogue. ‘Common Ground’ seeks to encourage public interest in the experience of diverse young people in the Hampshire countryside as well as contribute to a growing debate about the benefits of artistic-academic collaborations in migration research and beyond.

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Debating Ethnography
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