art director

The Refugee Nation

 

the refugee nation

Rio de Janeiro 2016. For the first time ever, a refugee team was going to compete in the Olympic Games. Ten athletes with no national team, flag or anthem to call their own. The whole world was looking at them, how could we make the world look at the millions they were representing?

The Refugee Nation is a symbolic nation for all those who were forced to leave their own countries. In partnership with refugees across the world, we created a flag and an anthem to represent the refugee athletes and all those brave people. Amnesty International turned the power of the Olympics into a big awareness opportunity.

www.therefugenation.org

 
Black and Orange is a symbol of solidarity with all these brave souls that had to wear life-vests to cross the sea to look for safety in a new country. Since I had to wear one I have a personal engagement with these life-vests, and these two colors.
— Yara Said, Refugee artist
 

The Official Video

The Flag

The Anthem

 

THE REFUGEE NATION WAS CREATED TO REPRESENT A TEAM.

NOW IT’S A SYMBOL THAT’S BRINGING THE WORLD TOGETHER TO SUPPORT REFUGEES AROUND THE GLOBE.

 

MUSEUMS

The art community has adopted the flag as as a symbol of hope and solidarity with the refugee community. Since 2017, the Refugee Flag has been exhibited to more than 20 million museum visitors around the world.

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MoMa

New York, US

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Victoria & Albert Museum

London, UK

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kansas city art institute

Kansas, US

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Biennale Venezia

Venezia, Italy

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the mak

Vienna, Austria

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Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

Hamburg, Germany

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nairobi design week

Nairobi, Kenya

San Francisco design week

San Francisco, US

london design bienale

London, UK

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museum für gestaltung

Zurich, Switzerland.

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The Stedelijk Museum

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Estoril conferences

Estoril, Portugal

Gdynia Design Days festival

Warsow, Poland

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Exile pavilion

Marseille, France

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The Design Museum

London, UK

musseu del disseny

Barcelona, Spain

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centro cibeles

Madrid, Spain

national gallery victoria

Melbourne, Australia


CULTURE AND SPORTS

The refugee flag has had an outsized impact on culture. Its growing popularity as a symbol, has led to spontaneous support at major events.

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rio olympic games 2016

the oscars 2017

rio carnaval 2018

british airways inflight entertainment

Fluminense Football Game

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Refugee

Orchestra London

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International Orchestra of Refugees


REFUGEE CAMPS

The flag is currently displayed in more than 20 refugee camps across the globe.

lesbos refugee camp

Lesbos, Greece

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Rohingya

Refugee Camp

Rakhine, Myanmar

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kakuma refugee camp

Turkana County, Kenya

Zaatari

Refugee Camp

Zaatari, Jordan

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Tempelhof

Refugee Camp

Berlin, Germany


CIVICS AND LEADERSHIPS

Government and institutions have begun to recognize the Refugee Flag.

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One Young World 2016

Ottawa, Canada

one young world 2018

The Hague, Netherlands

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refugee day 2018

Warsaw, Poland

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Us department of state

New York, US

Femke Halsema, Amsterdam’s Mayor

tedx london 2019

London, UK


ENTREPRENEURISM

Refugee Nation is currently involved with different projects employing refugees and enabling them to start a new life.

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makers unite

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Rederij Lampedusa Refugee Boat

Amsterdam, Netherlands



FASHION

Socially involved fashion designers are partnering with Refugee Nation to launch garments with a powerful message. The revenue generates actual donations to help the refugee cause.

All for refugees collection

By ZZUMA

adiff humanitarian fashion


EDUCATION

Refugee Nation is partnering at different levels with universities, schools and associations to build a more tolerant, inclusive and welcoming society.

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Aurora Public Schools

Aurora, Colorado

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university of san francisco

San Francisco, US


ACTIVISM

As a symbol of solidarity, the Refugee Flag has been part of many civil rights events and demonstrations: from Women’s March in Washington to Trump’s travel ban protests.

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Women’s March and

Travel Ban protests


New York and Washington, US

 

To be continued…

 

WHO MADE IT HAPPEN?

Associate Creative Director: Gil Kuruneri
Art Directors: Belén Márquez, Eduardo Lunardi, Arthur Amiune, Renato Tagliari
Copywriter: Imen Soltani
Producer: Akiko Nakashima



CCO: Corina Falusi / Alfonso Marian
Creative Directors: Rodrigo Moran, Ricard Valero
Design Director: Bastien Baumann
Senior Art Director: Caro Rebello
Senior Copywriter: Artur Lipori