Lande: the Calais 'Jungle' and Beyond

Wednesday 26 June, 18.30 

Painting portraying the Lande encampment covered by snow with two men sitting close to their tent

Professor Dan Hicks will talk about Lande: the Calais 'Jungle' and Beyond, the thought-provoking exhibition currently on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum. The exhibition reassembles material and visual culture that survives from the 'Jungle' as it existed at Calais from March 2015 to the demolitions of 2016. It does so in order to make visible the landscape of 'borderwork' at Calais. The exhibits range from photographs and artworks made by displaced people and undocumented children to images made by activists and artists, and objects including the Calais Cross, salvaged from the Orthodox Church at the 'Jungle' to a fragment of border fencing. The exhibition includes a new commission The Wind Will Take Us Away by Majid Adin.

A book written to accompany the exhibition is currently on sale in the Museum shop.

Dr Dan Hicks, co-curator of Lande, is Professor of Contemporary Archaeology in the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, Curator of World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum, and Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford.