From the European Financial to the Humanitarian Refugee Crisis. Visualized Imagination of Crisis.
With this visual power in mind we got the opportunity to start a new visual research project with refugees of different states of origin that just landed in German detention camps 2 months ago. We used a similar research design, following our hypothesis, that when the crisis is not directly addressed and we instead give them basic instructions, we’ll get more personal, unbiased and deeper insights. Our object was to get to know the experiences in the escape and long journey they had and also the expectations for their stay. The results affirmed the hypothesis and it was shown, that there is a big difference in the visual and verbal mode especially when you think of cultural differences and the emotional feelings of the refugees, which they weren´t able to address verbally.
For both projects we use a Blog and Twitter account to publish the results, which is an easy way to spread the detailed and colorful pictures and to enrich them with content, comments and hashtags.