CEPA member, Dr Carly Bagelman has developed a participatory mapping project (InSite Maps) using GoogleMyMaps to support refugee and asylum seekers in the process of resettlement.
She has piloted this mapping project with children at Liverpool Council’s initial accommodation provision centre (for newly arrived children) through field trips and participatory mapping of local sites (e.g., community gardens).
This project has been endorsed by Liverpool City Council’s Refugee and Asylum Seeker Education Strategy Co-ordinator, and is being employed by Liverpool Red Cross, Refugee Action, Collective Encounters, Bedsit Liverpool and a number of other resettlement organisations. She has also trained students on the Wider Perspectives course at Liverpool Hope, who have rolled out the project with refugee children in their work placements, which they participate in as part of their course.
She presented this ongoing work at the June 2020 Relation-Centered Education Network (RCEN) Conference (California State University).
You can read more about Carly’s project on The Guide Liverpool.