Marthe is a French International law master graduate and co-founder of IMAGINE. She went in Calais refugee camp in March 2016 for the first time and then co-organised ImagineCalais project, running art worshops in the Jungle and teaching French to camp residents. Marthe wants to focus on human rights protection, she has been volunteering with refugees and migrants in Montreal, Liverpool and France, as a teacher, a legal case-worker and has been organising music events.
International law student & activist
Hari is currently writing a PhD thesis about the use of social media by grassroots organisations working in European refugee camps. Hari worked for 6 months at the Jungle Books School and Kids Cafe, teaching English and Music to adults and children. She managed the Jungle Books and Kids Cafe media and communications, campaigns, and volunteer coordination. Hari also organised fundraising schemes for refugees in Calais, including mobile phone drives. She has written poetry and articles about the "Refugee Crisis" for Refugee Hosts and contributed to the play about refugees 'We Meet In Paradise' and has given speeches about the "refugee crisis" at Norwich University and Norwich Dragon Hall Debates.
*UEA History PHD Student & activist
Lujza is a franco-British actress working between France, England and Germany. She started working in Calais refugee camp in March 2016 and co-founded IMAGINE, teaching french/english and running art workshops to camp residents in Calais and Lesvos, Greece. Lujza has initiated several projects advocating for refugee rights (Fundraising Festival, Refugee week 2016) and has been active in theatrical projects involving asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors. In September 2016, Lujza worked as a producer for the PSYCHEdelight theatre company. She produced and performed in 'Borderline' , a show about the Calais Jungle with refugees from Afghanistan, Syria, Palestine and Sudan.
Actress & activist
WHO ARE WE ?
IMAGINE aims to bring support on the field to migrants and refugees to facilitate their integration via cultural, artistic and educative means.
IMAGINE aims to raise awareness by communicating an alternative narrative about refugees to a diverse audience within Europe while creating opportunities where artists, asylum seekers especially, can create and showcase their work, generate professional artistic interest or teach their skills in educational sessions.
It challenges the anti-refugee rhetoric of the media using artworks and other material created by refugees.