These images are from an upcoming street art project entitled Moving People. The miniature dolls are refugees who will be on display in the Dutch cities Amsterdam and The Hague in the last weeks of August. On park benches, at stations, at bus stops, on road signs, at traffic lights, in windowsills, in malls, in office areas; they will be popping up everywhere.
The project is conceived by Power of Art House, an artistic think tank consisting of designers, socio-cultural entrepreneurs, producers and other creative thinkers. They use art as a social weapon against indifference.
Moving People is about unwanted persons. The think tank want to make the refugees visible and tell their stories. To open eyes, strengthen empathy and social cohesion, to make connections and to show people a different way to look at refugees, to fellow human beings.
The miniatures are made with 3D scans of ten former refugees. They were models for the 10 cm high 3D figurines. Their story is visually translated into the pose. Within the clothing of the miniature doll there is reference to the website movingpeople.nu.
The financing is a crowdfunding project. Currently this first target is reached but they can use more to make the project even bigger.