Migration and the search for better health

London in November does not feel like the healthiest place. With the end of daylight savings comes afternoon sunsets, a swift evening retreat to the indoors and a taste for large helpings of comforting nosh. The drop in temperature means digging out the winter gear, layering up for the chilly commute and enduring the communal fug of bodies on the …

Syringes and suitcases: using objects to tell stories about health and migration

Which objects do we most often associate with historic and contemporary migration journeys? Ranking highest in most people’s responses is usually a suitcase or travelling trunk. The migrant as someone carrying their life in a case is both a poignant and easily understood symbol, so it is easy to see why it has come to represent human migration as a kind of visual …