The exhibition informs in an impressive and innovative way about the situation of children in a refugee context in the Middle East.
Together Human presents in Basel "NACH VORNE BLICKEN - Eine Kunstausstellung der besonderen Art". The exhibition deals with children who had to flee from regional wars in the Middle East to neighboring countries. It is characterized by an optimistic perspective on a difficult subject.
The war in Ukraine has brought the issue of flight back into the spotlight. And again, questions like the following are being asked: What does flight and displacement do to those affected, especially children? What do they need to process what they have experienced? How can we contribute to solving the problem through our actions? The tragedy of flight and displacement, as it has recently become apparent in Eastern Europe, has been a reality in the Middle East for decades.
In the exhibition "NACH VORNE BLICKEN" (LOOKING FORWARD), the Basel-based association Together Human focuses on the lives of children in the Middle East who are affected by flight. Children who live, for example, in the Za'atari refugee camp in northern Jordan, which is still home to around 80,000 people from Syria. They are among the more than 6.7 million displaced people who fled the war in Syria alone. Most found shelter in neighboring Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. These children should become visible with "LOOKING FORWARD" and give the abstract numbers a face.
In the exhibition, the title is the motto. The audience is invited to get involved with the children and their world. On display are their drawings, with which they have answered future-oriented questions. The young artists were also portrayed and interviewed. The exhibition thus makes a constructive and positive contribution and shows that there is scope for action to improve the situation of these people in need. It is also original that the project does not talk about the people, but gives a voice to those affected themselves. A visit is worthwhile!
On the evening of May 10, the exhibition will open at 7 p.m. with a panel discussion led by former SRF presenter Amira Hafner-Al Jabaji. Further information can be found on the website of the Together Human association: https://togetherhuman.org/nach-vorne-blicken/
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