Refuge/e is a new project that transports a shelter from Lebanon to locations around the UK, travelling from Yorkshire to the South-East. Learning first-hand from displaced Syrians, the shelter is constructed using a combination of emergency shelter kits and local materials.
The tent is furnished with plaster and brass castings of possessions typically found in these homes and is covered with old plastic advertising boards, now used for insulation. Through the space visitors will hear the unfiltered voices of refugees speaking about their daily experiences, illustrating the struggle for normality – cooking, cleaning and learning – amid the fragments of displaced lives.
An installation by Amp Art
Supported by Arts Council England, UNHCR, the British Council, the Art Fund and individual donations