Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors With Borders built a realistic refugee camp in the shadow of the Washington Monument to raise public awareness about the experience of the world’s more than 65 million refugees and internally displaced people. More than an exhibition, this was an immersive, outdoor experience that included a 360-degree video that framed the context and issues refugees face, then — in the company of an experienced MSF aid worker — we are asked to walk in the footsteps of those forced to leave their home, making increasingly challenging decisions and being faced with greater hardships.
This is social studies at its best. No article or texbook can hold a candle to this 45 minutes experience.
If Forced From Home comes to your city on its tour throughout the US, Do. Not. Miss. It. It will definitely open our eyes, minds and hearts.