You are invited to the launch of the book “Mediated Lives – Waiting and Hope Among Iraqi Refugees in Jordan” by Mirjam Twigt on 8 September at Becco in Oslo from 18:00.
Looking at Iraqi refugees in Jordan’s capital of Amman, this book describes how information and communication technologies (ICTs) play out in the everyday experiences of urban refugees, geographically located in the Global South. It shows how interactions between online and offline spaces are key for making sense of the humanitarian regime, for carving out a sense of home and for sustaining hope.
In conversation with Prof. Christine Jacobsen and Dr. Abdullah Yassen, author Mirjam Twigt will share insights from the book and discuss the potential for technology in sustaining hope in displacement without falling into the traps of tech-optimism.
Mirjam Twigt is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oslo, researching the move towards technologies in humanitarian assistance for refugees.
Please visit here for more information about this event and the discussants.