Life Jacket

Production date
2016

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Life jacket with sewn on patches designed by young refugees to represent their voices. Some of the patches express the fundamental principles of the Red Cross such as unity, independence, humanity, and universality. Others focus on themes considered important in life, like health, dignity, family, a future, education, safety, and coexisting.

The plight of those attempting to reach Europe by boat has inspired a number of artworks that use life jackets. The life jackets provided are often ineffective and offer little protection against long periods in the water.
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3226/2

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