This booklet is an outcome of the “Ancient Journeys and Migrants” course at the University of Exeter, thinking together with Campus in Camps. In exploring the ancient stories and remains of those who moved through a world without maps, borders, or nation-states, it reveals the shifting attitudes to the outsider – the guest and the host – exposing how fleeting are the conventions that take shape in the here and now.

Contributors: Isshaq Al-Barbary, Jana Axamitova, Jasper Barnes, Natasha Collin, Laura Ely,
Rebecca Ford, Jack Gladen, Elena Isayev, Will Knox, Tom Murrie, David Rhimes, Oscar Page,
Aldous Poole, Josh Rotchelle, Diego Segatto, Thomas Southgate

Xenia (PDF)


*The Collective Dictionary is a series of publications containing definitions of concepts. The terms proposed are those considered fundamental for the understanding of the contemporary condition of Palestinian refugee camps. These words have emerged as a result of actions and active dialogs with the camp community. Written reflections on personal experiences, interviews, excursions and photographic investigations constitute the starting point for the formulation of more structured thoughts. The Collective Dictionary is both the reference and conceptual framework for all Campus in Camps projects and interventions.