Youth as Refugees (2009-2012)

Youth as Refugees in Suomesta gallery

Community Art project:
Website and Media Installation

Pekka Niskanen, Anna Knappe, Timo Piikkilä, Jaana Ristola, young refugees of Lammi refugee center and Härmälä family group home

Youth as Refugees website was made together with young people from Afghanistan, the Congo and Somalia, who seek asylum from Finland. The site tells the story of the homelessness of young refugees, their lives in refugee reception centers and attempts at integration into a foreign society. The same questions about the right for an education and a life in the community as an equal with other young people rise over and over again in the videos.