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Sandwiched between Britain's referendum vote to leave the EU and ‘B-day’, the supposed reveal (that never was) of exactly what Brexit might look like going forwards, Before the Blue Passport collates a diaristic six month study of foreign landscape and social engagement as a sole British student during my Erasmus placement at Karlstad University, Sweden.

Emerging as a repetitive talking point upon meeting students from across Europe in an exchange-student village, a looming reminder that pending political separation would threaten the very opportunities affording my experiences and relationships there. As I became more aware of these charged interactions and a heightened sense of being an outsider, the series became very much directed by an increasingly present pre-Brexit anxiety and ambiguity.

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