#StandUp for Migrants

The STAND Student Festival 2020 raises awareness of climate enforced migration and showcases the impact it has on vulnerable communities across the globe.

Welcome to our #STANDUpForMigrants exhibition brought to you as part of our STAND Student Festival 2020. Climate migrants, a subset of migrants not yet formally recognised as refugees, are people who have been forced to flee due to sudden or gradual alterations in the natural environment that makes their homelands uninhabitable. This exhibition raises awareness of climate enforced migration and showcases the impact it has on vulnerable communities across the globe. 

Working collaboratively with students across the country, artists and those who have first-hand experience with climate-related migration, STAND has created this powerful exhibition of art, photography, video and poetry to highlight the effects our changing climate has on vulnerable communities around the world. As part of this year’s festival, we wanted to create an exhibition which challenges you to realise the impact climate change has on migration; why communities are forced to leave their lives behind in search of safety. 

This exhibition would not be possible without the passion of all those who contributed – Fatti Burke, Shannon Takahashi, Donnah Vuma, Dan Byrne, Conor Doyle, Anna Donnelly, Antonio Franco Jumamil, Aoife King, Elizabeth Byrne, Gina Suduc, Isobel Mahon, Mina Maria Hourdouan, Niamh Ní Iceadha, Sara Jundi, and Tessa Laubacher.