Artists from our network and beyond are invited to engage with the material of Walk of Shame and, thereby, create Art of Shame. The Art emphasises the project’s focus of being in conversation and being present with the people stuck at European borders. Join our weekly challenges or submit your Art inspired by Walk of Shame contents!
Let’s battle isolation and share the conversations you have with people on the move in Greece or across the Balkans. We can’t walk yet, but we can always talk.
with a refugee from Pakistan, 23, living in a camp in Bosnia. He had previously written "Home is not home without mom" on several walls of the camp.
with H., 23, from Pakistan, met in Bira Camp, Bihać, Bosnia. He had previously written "Home is not home without mom" on several walls of the camp.
with A., 30, from Iraq, met in Borici camp in Bihać, Bosnia. His wife died while he was working in Germany, so he went back to get their 4-year-old son, and now they are stuck in Borici. The little boy has health issues.
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I talked to many children and teenagers in the refugee camps in Bihac, and listened to so many horrifying stories of violence in their home countries, but also along the way, and the fact that they are still not reunited with their families/relatives in European countries because of bureaucracy is really upsetting. I feel ashamed.
I feel ashamed that with all our activism, lobbyism, politics and protest, we haven’t been able to make Europe keep up the human values.I feel it when I talk to this Egyptian kid at a campfire in an empty factory, or the Afghan boy in a terrible refugee camp, I feel shame ‘cause we Europeans have failed miserably. Towards them.
People who tried to escape death asked me why we don’t want them – I felt, and still feel, ashamed.
Share Your Shame
At what moment did you, as a European, feel shame about the way Europe is treating people on the move at our borders? Describe the specific situation and how you felt.