Refugee Wear

Refugee Wear / Body Architecture by Lucy Orta Since the early 90s, British born, France residing, Lucy Orta engages in designing garments for refugees and homeless people that can be transformed into tents as an artistic statement about their situation. Inspiration was evoked by the miserable situation of Kurds fleeing Irak in the early 90s. […]

Mella Jaarsma

Mella Jaarsma is a Dutch-Indonesian artist who creates clothing for installations and performances that deal with the themes of ethnic differences and the situation of refugees. Born in 1960 in Emmeloord, The Netherlands, the Dutch artist moved to Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1984, where she has been living ever since and now works both as an […]

Together for Girls

Together for Girls – Designers on a Mission The Sportswear company Nike initiated a project in cooperation with the UNHCR and Care to design sportswear for Somalian refugee girls. The project took place in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya where 140.000 Somalian refugees fled due to the crisis in 1991/92. The population is Muslim, […]

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