Europe's core values: solidarity, unity, brotherhood are at the great risk. The greatest refugee movement since the WWII, has put at test societies across the continent. We aim to provide experience simulation based on facts in a form of multi media platform (the open museum). There will be a publicly displayed mobile walk through tent, combining powerful audio-visual effects creating authentic ambient of the refugee journey, evoking compassion and calling for action.
The key challenge is to aspire more generous and constructive response to refugee crisis. The absence of an unified, response has divided our societies and opened space for more xenophobic, intolerant sentiments that run through. The lack of understanding of the hardships refugees are enduring on the way to Europe often comes both from the lack of information, but more importantly experience.
We aim to expose individuals, and groups, regardless of their status, profession, nationality, and convictions to an experience of plight and abandonment millions have to endure across the EU. By handing over a sequence in one's struggle can make a whole difference. To know, to feel, to see is a confident step forward in changing the hearts and minds.
With the support of professionals in video audio design and the research provided, using multilevel tool set, we will create a mobile space (e.g. tent), that will enable people to experience the journey every refugee has to take. Combination of figures and data, narration and images, will make it a memorable/personal experience, that people can easily relate to, an experience of compassion and yearn for action.
For the societies we live in, for the Europe we want to live in.
Apart from informing and educating, having an experience can be a powerful tool to change ones mind. The last time Europeans experienced similar hardship was 70 years ago in WWII and it is hard for many to place themselves in similar situation, hence the reluctance to accept refugees. This project will simulate these experience.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
20.000 EUR goes to the specialists for the video-audio effects, 5.000 for the interior design 21.000 EUR goes to Populari's personnel cost, public outreach activities 4000 EUR
We call for creative ideas on where are the best spots for public outreach, in particular, the ones targeting youth, e.g. schools, uni campus, etc.