The Politics and Practice of Research

  • Zoë O’Reilly


Between March and July 2010, I coordinated a collaborative project with a group of ten people seeking asylum and living in a Direct Provision centre in Ireland. The aims of this research project were, firstly, to work collaboratively and creatively with people seeking asylum to explore the everyday subjective experiences of living within the Direct Provision system in Ireland, and secondly, to use the work created through this collaborative process to represent these experiences in ways which might challenge dominant representations and stereotypes, and to contribute to bringing alternative voices on issues around the asylum system into the public realm.


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  • Zoë O’Reilly
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyMaynooth UniversityDublinIreland

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