OPHI’s work was presented in a brand new way at the Ashmolean Museum’s Live Friday: Social Animals event on 15 May, which showcased research from across the University of Oxford’s Social Sciences Division. Oxford-based theatre company Justice in Motion produced and performed a short play on behalf of OPHI, exploring the multidimensional layers of poverty.
Live Friday: Social Animals was organised in collaboration with the Social Sciences Division, with many departments and research centres taking part. The Ashmolean’s galleries opened their doors after hours for an evening of live performances, creative workshops and lively talks showcasing research from across the division.
Other activities hosted by centres in the Oxford Department of International Development included:
- A performance-experience centred around migration, exclusion and discrimination from the International Migration Institute
- Interactive activities exploring dietary diversity around the world from Young Lives
- An exhibition of photographs by and about refugees courtesy of the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency
Find out more about the event on the Ashmolean’s Facebook page.
A video recording of OPHI’s play, titled ‘Poverty on the table’, will be available on the OPHI website soon.