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Another Day Lost

Date: Saturday 11th - Sunday 26th July 2015

Time: Various

Location: Various

Cambridge-based artist Issam Kourbaj hauntingly evokes the plight of his fellow Syrians in scattered refugee camp installations as part of London-wide festival, Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture.

Kourbaj's five installations, in various locations across London, are inspired by and based upon refugee camps. Each installation is constructed from imagined camp waste products, such as educational material, books and medical packaging, and is encircled with a fence of 1,579 burnt matches. The matches, which increase in number over the course of the exhibition, count the days since the beginning of Syria's recent conflict.

A UNHCR tent will feature as part of the exhibit in St. James' Church, Piccadilly, and there will be the opportunity to donate to UNHCR and other organisations at all venues. 

A number of events are also being held around the installations including a Conversation with the Artist at St. James' Church on Wednesday 22nd July from 6.30 - 7.30 pm.

This installation is free to view and open to everyone. For more information, including a full list of locations, visit the Shubbak Festival Website.  

To donate to the artist's fundraiser in aid of UNHCR and MSF, click here.

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The Nansen Refugee Award

The Nansen Refugee Award

Given to individuals or organisations for outstanding service in the cause of refugees.