As part of the Goethe-Journalism Residence (Re)-Collecting Europe, the two journalists Loveday Wright and Julia Smirnova will be travelling through the United Kingdom from 6 March to 3 April 2020 to address social and cultural issues in times of Brexit and increasing nationalism throughout Europe.

During the residency’s public closing event (Re-)constructing Identities: Tales of Belonging, hosted by Tessa Szyszkowitz, the two residents will present and reflect on their impressions and findings. They will focus on the stories behind ethnic and regional identities in Scotland, Wales and Cornwall and explore questions such as ‘Where does the renewed interest in Cornishness, Scottish and Welsh come from and what political implications does it have?’.