RUN LIKE A REFUGEE
Run like refugee from Iran to the Netherlands in VR.
In the 2016 immigration crisis, people became blind for the images and numb by the numbers.
We created an installation that put the person before the figure, by letting people taking the same journey as an actual refugee.
Running on a treadmill they controlled the VR experience, running from Iran to the Netherlands.
Millions of articles on refugees appear every day, making people numb for the human story behind these numbers. To make people experience the issue themselves we created an interactive installation that makes people run like a refugee.
Using the true (and horrible) story of Himan Machmudi, people could experience his journey from Iran to the Netherlands.
Run Like a Refugee was developed for the kickoff of the Creative press challenge and is now moving around the Netherlands.
de Volkskrant, UAF
de Persgroep Nederland, Stefanie van Rootselaar
Thijs Biersteker + Pieter van den Heuvel
Edward Tetteroo & Jordi Buskermolen
Ilja Dvornikovs, Andrius Jakubauskas & Adrien JeanJean
Digital creative experience director
Daniel Nogueira (Cake film & photography)
Gijs van Niftrik, Thijs Biersteker
Music & Sound design
Michiel Mullink & Dion Fanggidaej – AMP.Amsterdam
Thijs Biersteker, Camilo Kneppers, Gavin Kempenaar
Sound Design + Music
Michiel Mullink –Amp.Amsterdam
Assistant Sound Design + Music
Dion Fanggidaej – Amp.Amsterdam
With special thanks to
Himan Mahmoudi for sharing his story.