Face Forward

...into my home

Face Forward …into my home is an interactive art project focused on the stories of people who have been forced to leave their homelands and are rebuilding their life in Greece. It includes storytelling workshops inspired by a selection of contemporary artworks from the collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), the photo shooting of portraits, and a photography exhibition about and with refugees and asylum-seekers, now living in the country, benefitting from ESTIA, the Emergency Support To Integration and Accommodation programme implemented by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and funded by the European Commission.

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) in collaboration with UNHCR  and the support of the European Commission’s department for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), presented in winter 2017-2018 at the Museum in Athens,  the interactive art project Face Forward …into my home. Following its warm reception in Athens, the project is hosted in Crete, from 14 September to 14 October 2018, in the framework of the Municipality of Heraklion Festival “Crete, one history, 5+1 civilisations”, and is also expanded with the participation of refugees who reside on the island.