Design for refugees

One of the designers’ central challenges was to devise practical, real-life solutions. From clothing that can double as a tent, to improved signage in a refugee camp, and from linkable plastic floor sections for temporary shelters to a digital service that helps refugees navigate their new environment. Several of the proposals were designed or implemented by refugees, such as the flag designed by the Syrian Yara Said for the Refugee Nation during the last Olympic Games, and the furniture by Cucula, which is produced in Berlin.

As well as the work in the Stedelijk Museum, part of the exhibition is also hosted at Lola Lik (H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 48), a creative hub next to an asylum seekers centre. Lola Lik can be visited for free (daily, 10:00-18:00).