Project 2: Refugees Final Presentation


Create a piece that allows a person or people to discover something unexpected or new about the space around them: How a person can realize that the space they are using is somehow excluding others to enter? How come a public space can be ‘not so public’? How come a space can inform you about a current political/social issue?


People who usually be around/use/interact with Union Square

Anticipated reactions of them:

-Realization of the existing problem

-A will to do something to improve the situation

-Understanding of the suffering some people may have at that current time

-Understanding the importance of space and its users (and its not-allowed users)

Related Work:

Similarities: Public-Somehow Location Based-Awareness Raising

Differences: Fund Raising-Mediums/Materials-

Ai Weiwei’s Berlin Life Jacket Installation: showcases thousands of used life vests by refugees from the Greek island of Lesbos, on February 14, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The orange vests are wrapped around the pillars of the city’s Konzerthaus to highlight the plight of refugees trying to reach Europe.

 (Photo by Mehmet Kaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

WHRTH / WhoAreThey Art Installation: is the project of four art installations on refugees, their identity, and the political, social and geographical barriers. The event in which these installations will be exhibited is in April, and it is organized by the non-profit foundation AVSI.

Ai WeiWei’s Giant Refugee Boat: His largest installation to date, it is a 70-meter-long (230-foot-long) inflatable boat with 258 oversized faceless refugee figures.”We need more tolerance, compassion & trust for each other since we all are one.”… The location of the exhibition also holds its own dark historical charge: During World War II, the building of the National Gallery in Prague served as an assembly point for Jews before their deportation to the concentration camp in Terezín in 1939-1941.

The Fallen by Andy-Moss and Jamie Wardley: British artists of Sand In Your Eye produced powerful visual display at the D-Day landing beach of Arromanche in France. The two developed this concept, entitled The Fallen, in honor of International Peace Day (September 21), as a reminder of what happens in the absence of that peace.







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