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MoMA exhibit reveals realities of refugee shelters
May 16, 2016

In a new Museum of Modern Art exhibit that arrives this autumn, designers, architects and artists are taking on the issue of security in refugee life—the type of life lived by the 67.2 million who are refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons. “Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter” takes an in-depth look at the ways architecture and design have addressed shelter for migrants and refugees, responding to “the complex circumstances brought about by forced displacement.” 

Interior of a Better Shelter prototype in an Iraq refugee camp

On display will be works such as the Better Shelter modular emergency structure (made in partnership with IKEA Foundation and the UNHCR), along with pieces by Estudio Teddy Cruz, Henk Wildschut and Tiffany Chung, among others. The exhibit is organized by Sean Anderson, MoMA Department of Architecture & Design associate curator, with curatorial assistant Arièle Dionne-Krosnick

Ifo 2, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya; photo by Brendan Bannon, 2011

Shelter in Dunkirk, France; photo by Henk Wildschut (2010)

Nizip II container camp, Turkey; photo by Tobias Hutzler, 2014

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