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Direct Provision Ireland 2018 Coordinated in collaboration with Asylum Archive and Carlow Open House

Direct Provision Ireland 2018

  • 04 December
    11am- 4pm

Direct Provision Ireland 2018

A day of workshops and discussion 

Free event and open to the public.

Direct provision has existed in Ireland since 1999. It involves the internment of asylum seekers in centres, often in remote locations, which are managed by for profit companies under the supervision of the Reception and Integration agency(RIA), an arm of the Department of Justice and Equality. This daylong event will platform voices with experience of Ireland’s Direct Provision System and is coordinated in collaboration with Asylum Archive. This event responds to the crisis that is Direct Provision in Ireland and is run in connection with a season of exhibitions at VISUAL which explore the theme of "shelter."

11.00  Welcome 

11.30 World Cafe: Providing Shelter

13.00 Lunch in the Main Gallery

14.00- 16.00 Presentations and testimonials and panel discussion by members of MASI – the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland. Moderated by  Vukašin Nedeljković

Carlow Open House is a programme of events and activities run in association with the exhibition Shelter: Closed and Open by artist Marjetica Potrc.This event has been supported by VISUAL Carlow, Carlow County Council  Arts Office and Creative Ireland, Carlow.

The publication Asylum Archive, a record of direct provision in Ireland by Vukašin Nedeljković with texts by Ronit Lentin, Charlotte McIvor, Anne Mulhall, Karen E. Till and photographs by various conntributors is available in the VISUAL Bookshop.





 Image courtesy Asylum archive,Lissywollen Accommodation Centre, Athlone, 2013