Racines - represented by Dounia Benslimane - joined its partners from the Universities of Edinburgh and Keele (UK) - represented respectively by Dr Laura Jeffrey and Dr Mariangela Palladino - to present their previous collaboration on "Arts for advocacy: creative engagement with forced displacement in Morocco" project as well as their future project MARAM (Mobilising Access to Rights for Artists in Morocco). MARAM aims to foster and influence change in Morocco by enhancing access to social, cultural, and economic opportunities for migrant and other marginal artists. This presentation took place in London, on the 28 February 2019, at the House of Commons within the framework of the "Mobilising Global Voices 2019: Perspectives from the Global South" conference.
Mobilising Global Voices 2019 is aimed at the research, and evidence hearing communities within government in the UK, and internationally. It seeks to bring together the voices and perspectives of AHRC-GCRF (Arts and Humanities Research Council – Global Challenges Research Fund) funded researchers, cultural and development organisations, and diverse partners to UK Parliament, to discuss how arts and humanities research in international development can make a strong contribution to Parliamentary Committees and international development policy-making and practice. The Conference provided opportunities to share research insights and findings on three thematic areas: forced displacement, building resilience to climate change and global inclusion and diversity within policy-making and research collaboration. The conference also aimed to facilitate meaningful dialogue on North-South research partnerships and ways in which knowledge produced in the Global South can be part of evidence giving processes within Parliamentary Committees.