Shahadat is from Bangladesh but is now British. Valeria is Italian and moved to the UK from Mexico after Brexit. Leonardo was born in London in 2018. He is a “Brexit baby”, she says. Portraits of EU families in London is a participatory photo project linked to the ESRC-funded EU families and ‘Eurochildren’ in Brexiting…
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“Dad, what does incompetent mean?”: Portraits of EU families in the shadow of Brexit
Mirela left Croatia in 1991 because of the civil war. Frank grew up in Ireland at the time of The Troubles. Both are worried Brexit has lacerated British society. Daughters Fay and Aine-Daisy are also worried by the incompetence of “the guys in office”. Portraits of EU families in London is a participatory photo project…
“In France we love England for this: when they are fed up, they say it”: French researcher Fabrice explains.
Fabrice from France says he understands why people voted for leaving the EU in the 2016 referendum. Ana from Portugal instead didn’t see it coming. Both agree it was the wrong question to ask.
“Nothing has changed apart from the fear of things changing”: Portraits of EU families in London”
“Nothing has changed apart from the fear of things changing”, British-French couple consider a move to France, but son Dylan is very hard to persuade. To find out more about the photo project: https://eurochildren.info/category/portraits-of-eu-families-in-london/
“A multicultural nation starts at nursery”: Portraits of EU families in London
Giovanna moved to London four years ago. Pietro was born a few months later. “A multicultural nation starts at nursery”, explains Umberto comparing his school experience in Italy with that of his son Pietro in London.
“If you are Black and immigrant, Brexit hasn’t changed how you feel in Britain. It was bad, it still is”, French Cameroonian Thomas explains.
“Because he’s black, and I’m white, Brexit doesn’t feel the same”, Thomas is French and Cameroonian and wants to become British, while Sonia who is French doesn’t see the point. Meanwhile their daughter Zoe is British and French, and son Leo is just French. Portraits of EU families in London is a participatory photo project…
“There is a lesson for us all to learn…”: Portraits of EU families in London
Diversity if a fact of life in London. But things can change and we shouldn’t be complacent.
“The future looks volatile even in London’s bubble”: Portraits of EU families in London
Italian academic Gianluca and Russian architect Veronika struggle to imagine a long-term future for their family in the UK.
“Lexit* is not a bad idea”: Portraits of EU families in London in the shadow of Brexit
To mark this year’s International Day of Families, we are releasing the first of a series of audio and photo portraits of EU families living in London. The portraits, we will release one or two a week until the end of June, stem from a participatory photo research project that aims to capture a glimpse…