Stories

MIDEQ

The MIDEQ (Migration for Development and Equality) Hub unpacks the complex and multi-dimensional relationships between migration and inequality in the context of the Global South. MIDEQ aims to transform understanding…

We See You

'We See You' is an animation bringing to life collaborative research from REACH and PRIO’s REBuild, carried out with Syrian students and teachers in Lebanon. The animation was created with…

An Agent Of Change

“An Agent of Change” is an animated story bringing to life research from PRIO REBuild to convey the narratives of refugee students and teachers in the Dadaab refugee camps of…

Outside the Box

Outside the Box brings to life how Islam is understood and experienced on UK university campuses. This animation asks how we can ensure UK universities remain forums for openly debating…

Safer Abortion

Making abortion safer for adolescents in Zambia, Malawi and Ethiopia.  Mphatso's Story and Mwansa's Story explore the lives of two adolescent girls in Zambia and Malawi, as both try to…

TRANSFORM

TRANSFORM: Societal Transformation in Conflict Contexts   The TRANSFORM project examines how individuals and individual deeds have inspired collective action in times of conflict and civil war in Syria, Somalia…

Teen Wellbeing

Arriving in the UK without a parent or guardian can be a frightening, traumatic experience. Many unaccompanied children and teenagers in Britain must navigate a whole host of complex issues,…

The Challenges of War

In 1991 Somalia descended into a bloody conflict. Thirty years later, the the country is yet to fully emerge from its civil war and the cycles of violence over these…

A Stork's Journey

'A Stork's Journey' illustrates important research at the Max Planck Institute for Animal Behavior, inviting viewers to fly with white storks as they strike out from Germany, flying via Turkey…

Drugs & (dis)order

Drugs & (dis)order A collaborative international research project exploring drugs and conflict in Myanmar, Colombia and Afghanistan PositiveNegatives are currently working in a 4-year interdisciplinary research consortium led by SOAS,…

Life on the Move

Life on the Move is a stop-motion animation exploring the complex reasons behind migration, showcasing research from the Horn of Africa as a case study. The film brings to life a…

RIPE, Myanmar

RIPE (Reducing Inequalities in Public Engagement) is a partnership led by SOAS grant funding scheme, GRNPP, and in collaboration with EMReF, a Yangon-based non-profit research organisation. What is RIPE? Funded…

Ola

Webcomic ‘Ola' went viral with over 130k views, and is now being developed into a year-long commission. Along with the accompanying animation ‘There Were Signs’, the stories were co-created with:…

Drawing on Rights

Drawing on Rights is a collaborative project with Enriche, Barefoot College International and Hogan Lovells Citizenship addressing access to human rights in rural India. Despite a robust legal framework around…

Belonging

Belonging, a comic leaflet, brings to life the complexities of citizenship law, in order to signpost people that may be eligible for British citizenship to support available to them. This resource…

Sumi's Story

Sumi's Story highlights the gender based violence (GBV) in the garment industry in Bangladesh. Her story was released as part of CARE International's campaign to end GBV in the Asian…

Aissata's Story

Bucking the trend of a global increase in female genital cutting (FGC), communities around the world are renouncing the practice through community-led conversations. Aissata, a Senegalese survivor of  FGC, went on…

Dear Habib

Dear Habib brings to life the incredible challenges, and opportunities, that young unaccompanied migrants face. The animation, which features in the Imperial War Museums 2020 exhibition, follows Habib, who journeyed to…

North Star Fading

This 'zoom animation' is inspired by the testimonies of 4 Eritrean refugees who fled their homes to make the dangerous journey across Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya to Europe. Illustrated by…

A Perilous Journey

'A Perilous Journey' is a trilogy of 3 comics based on testimonies taken from Syrian refugees seeking asylum in Scandinavia in July 2015. The three Syrians in the story (names…

Born Julia and Julius

Commissioned by the Open Society Foundations (OSF), "Born Julia and Julius" is a testimony of one man's experience of growing up in Uganda as an intersex person. Illustrated by Gabi Froden. Animated…

Abike

Commissioned by The Guardian and facilitated by The Poppy Project, Abike's story is a first person illustrated testimony of one woman's experience of being trafficked from Nigeria to London. Illustrated…

Fleeing into the Unknown

'Fleeing into the Unknown: A Journey from Eritrea to England' recently launched in the The Huffington Post. This comic was kindly funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. This comic illustrated the journey of…

Hooked

Hooked is a five-part comic of the human impact of the international drugs trade. Produced for the BBC 'Focus on Africa' programme and published in 10 languages, we developed the script…

Migrants on the Margins

Migrants on the Margins features the illustrated life histories of four people with whom PositiveNegatives worked in 2017 for the ESRC-funded project 'The Unknown City: the (In)visibility of Urban Displacement';…

Meet the Somalis

In collaboration with the Open Society Foundations (OSF) we produced a series of fourteen comics, based on personal testimonies, that highlight integration issues of the Somali communities across seven cities of Europe - London,…

Until we are all free

Until we are all free is a visual representation of the WhatsApp conversation between Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish journalist who has been detained on Manus Island for the past 5…

Safer From Harm

In collaboration with the LSE International Drug Policy Unit and facilitated by the Ana Liffey Drug Project, these posters depict the stories of three people affected by the use of…

The Croydon Avengers

For Refugee Week 2018 we partnered with Maya Productions to create a resource pack on superhero refugees.  The Croydon Avengers is specifically aimed at young audiences (age 8-14) and its…

Almaz

The story visualised in 'Almaz' is that of thousands of domestic workers in Saudi Arabia and the wider Gulf region. Globally, domestic work is often an ‘invisible’ industry, taking place…

Enrique's Shadow

Commissioned by the International Committee of the Red Cross, celebrating the International Day of the Disappeared, Enrique’s Shadow is a first person illustrated testimony about missing people in conflict. The fieldwork…

An Empty Promise

Commissioned by The Danish Refugee Council, 'An Empty Promise' tells the story of one woman's journey from Nigeria to Sicily, particularly highlighting the dangers she faced while crossing Libya. Illustrated…

Daria. A Roma Woman's Journey

Daria: A Roma Women's Journey, highlights some of the issues that Roma women face everyday. Based on fieldwork conducted in Eastern Europe in August 2015. Produced for the United Nations…

Dana's Story

Commissioned by CARE International UK, ‘Dana’s Story’ is a first person illustrated testimony about the difficulties that a refugee mother faced on her long difficult journey to Serbia, fleeing ISIS controlled Syria. Dana’s husband…

Nadia's Story

Commissioned by CARE International UK, ‘Nadia’s Story’ is a first person illustrated testimony about the difficulties that a Yazidi refugee mother faced on her long difficult journey to Serbia, fleeing ISIS controlled Iraq. Nadia…

The Vanni

We’re delighted to announce that ‘Vanni: A Family’s Struggle through the Sri Lankan Conflict’ is out now with the New Internationalist. Still reeling from the devastating tsunami of 2004, Antoni and his…

Into Our Own Hands

Commissioned by UN Women Arabic, ‘Into Our Own Hands’ tells the story of Nora, who is displaced in Iraq. Illustrated by Asia Alfasi.

Living on the Margins

Living on the Margins is the artistic outcome of two different research projects that aim to understand war-to-peace transitions in Sri Lanka and Nepal. The project involved a collaboration with…

Amnesty International: I Welcome

Commissioned by Amnesty International UK for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, these graphics re-imagine the stories of six strong refugee women who face terrible danger…

What The Girls Say: The Difficult Journey Home

'What The Girls Say: The Difficult Journey Home' centers on the story of one girl and her journey from being recruited, living within an armed group, experiencing stigma once she…