Traces: On Displacement

They escape their homes. They attempt to restart life elsewhere. Refugees. Asylum seekers. Exiles. Words we hear and use every day. Words with layers of meaning lost in translation. In a conversation on displacement, the legal definitions attached to each word and the real experiences of displaced individuals are unpacked. Ala Abuhasan and Paniz Moayeri share stories of individuals they have met during their graduate research to bring to light the stories behind the debates and labels. Here is what the lives of displaced individuals are like.