Designated by the United Nations, World Refugee Day honors the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. This is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.
Our then artist-in-residence, Tiffany Singh,
participated in the event through the exhibition of her personal Make A
House A Home Projects; a social practice
art project to help raise awareness and gather items for people in need
art. This project allows interested individuals to bring items that can
useful to the refugee families and exchange them with an artwork made by
refugee children. Workshops were also organised by refugee families from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Vietnam, and Myanmar for people to learn and connect with them through food, art and culture.
- 2020 -
Image Credits: Na Projects Group
In 2020, we organised an International Food Court on our premises in collaboration with Na Projects Group, SATI Foundation & Asylum Access Global.
During the event, refugee families from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Vietnam whipped up their local dishes for everyone to indulge in. These included samosas from Somalia, chicken beef kebabs and kabuli pulaw from Afghanistan!
Alongside our international food court, henna and embroidery groups with Asylum Access Thailand came down to share their stories and cultures through their art.
Amidst uncertain times, a day of empathy, understanding and community served as a much needed reprieve from the stresses of the looming pandemic.