These ‘Made By Refugee’ Stickers and Posters Are Popping Up All Over NYC — and Carries an Insightful Message
Refugees are regularly stereotyped in unflattering or cruel ways. Whether they’re cast as hapless beggars, faceless members of a horde refusing to assimilate, or drains on a society’s resources, descriptions of refugees around the world rarely emphasize their individual talents and capabilities, or their all-too-human stories.
We wanted to challenge preconceptions by highlighting the many contributions refugees have made to society. So we created, Made By Refugee, a sticker & poster campaign that uses the actual refugee-made products as a canvas to display our message. We printed them out and stuck them all over New York City. Here are a few examples.
To bring the message into centerfold, we also created a couple of posters and put them up in Brooklyn.
Although these are harmless stickers posters, we aim broadcast a message about the stakes of helping refugees, and what could be lost if societies refuse the claims made upon them by those most in need of help.