The Open University presents: Migrants at the Centre – Looking beyond Marginalisation and Exclusion

Migrants and refugees are often represented as if they are situated at the margins of society, as individuals failing to integrate with ‘central’ society.

This is the video of a talk organised by The Open University and hosted at the Migration Museum at The Workshop in July 2017, in which academics and third sector representatives came together to problematise this ‘migrant as outsider’ discourse.


Sara de Jong, The Open University

Umut Erel, The Open University

Almas Farsi, Asylum Welcome



This was the third in a series of three public talks in summer 2017 organised by The Open University looking at the question of how we think about migration. The series brought together academics and practitioners to engage with how the arts, politics and law represents the experiences of refugees and migrants.

For more information, visit the event page for this talk.