'New Imaginaries of Migration' Seminar

'Sound as Unveiler'


To attend, please register here.

This webinar explores alternative visual ways to picture refugees. 

This term, film director Clio Simon and anthropologist Marie Caroline Saglio-Yatzimirsky (Institute Convergences Migrations Paris) will discuss how migratory policies encourage story-telling approaches.

As part of this seminar, please note that we will screen 'Is It A True Story Telling?' by Clio Simon at 8pm on Friday 12 May at the Maison Française d'Oxford.

Clio Simon

Born in 1984 in the Massif Central, Clio Simon graduated from Le Fresnoy in 2015. As a filmmaker, her works question the conventions of documentary and explore new representations where poetic forms and digressive narratives coexist. To develop her work, the artist populates her "immaterial workshop" with researchers, philosophers, anthropologists and artists.

Her works develop the idea that people not only live in society but constantly create society in order to live. Imagination and reality are intrinsically linked to question the foundations of our societies.

Winner of the "Mondes nouveaux" award, she directed "Rhapsodie juridique" in 2023. "Is it a true story telling?" was awarded the Tënk Prize in 2019, then joined the Collection of theFRAC des Hauts-de-France in 2022. For the 2019/2020 season, Clio Simon is an associate artist at the CRP/ (Centre Régional de la Photographie Hauts-de-France) directed by Muriel Enjalran, and curator of her first solo exhibition "Oïkos" in 2020.

Clio Simon is an associate artist of La malterie and lives in Lille. She continues her collaborations with Le Fresnoy, Ircam/Centre-Pompidou and EHESS.

Her work is distributed by Heure Exquise and the Studio national d'art contemporain du Fresnoy.


Marie Caroline Saglio-Yatzimirsky

Marie Caroline Saglio-Yatzimirsky, born in 1969, is a University Professor of Social Anthropology at INALCO, South Asia Department, and a statutory researcher at the Centre d'Etudes en Sciences Sociales sur les Mondes Africains, Américains et Asiatiques (CESSMA, UMR 245, IRD-Paris Diderot-INALCO). From 2015 to 2017, she was Vice-President of INALCO in charge of research.

She has been working since 1993 on excluded populations in large Indian cities. Visiting researcher at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Sao Paulo (2004-2007), she opened the India-Brazil comparison on the issue of urban exclusion and led the ANR SETUP project (Social Exclusion, Territories and Urban Policies in Mumbai, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo) 2007-2010.

At the same time, she continued her professional training in clinical psychology and psychopathology in Brazil (Sedes Sapientae Institute), which she started in 2002 in France (Paris V Descartes University). Her appointment to the Institut Universitaire de France (2009-2014) allowed her to undertake research at the crossroads of anthropology and psychology on the qualification of the social and psychic link in the slums of India and Brazil.


Convened by 
Elsa Gomis, Maison Française d'Oxford, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
Corinne Fortier, CNRS-Laboratoire d'anthropologie sociale (Collège de France)