Making Home Away: A New Digital Archive of Testimonies of Migration, Displacement and Resettlement

By: Dr. Helen Underhill
For many people around the world, recent months have seen an unprecedented redefinition our relationship with our homes, with millions spending time confined to home in a mass effort to slow the spread of Covid-19. Advocates and campaigners have rightly urged us to think about those who have no safe or reliable home to isolate themselves. Making Home Away centres on the homes that have been lost and found by refugees of the recent Syrian crisis. The emerging digital archive established by the Making Home Away project encourages the reexamination of the idea of ‘home’ as a crucible for rethinking attitudes towards displacement, migration, and resettlement at both public and policy levels.