Lauren Dutch Highly Commended

Discipline
Experience

Theme Winner
War + Crisis

University
University of the West of England, Bristol

Lauren Dutch's Website

This is an interactive installation created to show the tragic realities of the migrant crisis our society was, and still is, facing. It focuses on creating an empathetic connection with its audience by putting them, literally, in a migrants shoes. Whilst wearing the shoes, the viewer steps on different hotspots throughout the map, triggering a video experience through the use of RFID tags & Arduino. These videos demonstrate some of the every day horrors migrants face as they make their journey from war-torn countries overseas into the European Union in the hopes of finding a better life.