In Limbo Embassy
Living in Limbo: refugees whose applications for asylum have been rejected often fall through the cracks and are prohibited from working. Manon van Hoeckel initiated the project ‘In Limbo Embassy’ as a neutral meeting place that represents this group.
The ambassadors – themselves refugees – invite and involve officials, neighbors and passers-by. The embassy also exploits a legal loophole to give refugees work: Printed Matters is a confronting series of ‘official’ portraits of the ambassadors that can be sold under the right to freedom of expression.
Manon van Hoeckel: “I want to create an opportunity for dialogue, debate and cultural exchange on equal footing.”
Finalist Dutch Design Awards 2015
Portret photos: Alexander Popelier