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Young Hopes: Digital Stories by Young Refugees in Morocco and Turkey

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Digital Story Screening and Open Space Discussion Event
Moderator: Burcu Simsek

The event brings the digital stories from young refugees living in Morocco and Turkey to Curtin University and aims to create a space for sharing experiences and thoughts, with a view to discussing new types of collaboration across borders, asking how people from refugee backgrounds and those working with refugees in Western Australia, including community organisations and activists, can participate in a global network of digital storytelling facilitators for young refugees.

3.00 pm: Young Hopes Ankara and Rabat Digital Stories Screening

3.30 – 4.30 pm: Open Space Discussion on Young Refugee Experiences - and further opportunities for crossing borders with digital storytelling.

About Burcu Şimşek

Burcu Şimşek is the founder and coordinator of the Digital Storytelling Unit at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey and has facilitated over 50 digital storytelling workshops in Turkey and abroad since 2009 in cooperation with international institutions and non-governmental organisations. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences at Hacettepe University and serves as the Vice-Dean for the Faculty, and also has been appointed an Adjunct Researcher for CCAT at Curtin University. Her involvement with storytelling began with a career in journalism and has since evolved to include digital storytelling, women’s studies, oral history, migration studies and health communication with her master's degree on Women's Studies from Ankara University and her PhD degree from Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology. Dr Şimşek was the convenor of “The 5th International Digital Storytelling Conference: Create, Act, Change” at Hacettepe University in 2013.

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