In Limbo: Arts & Refugees in Pakhuis de Zwijger

In Limbo: Arts & Refugees in Pakhuis de Zwijger

September 08, 2015

In Limbo Embassy is an embassy for people that are ‘in limbo’: Refugees that cannot stay in the Netherlands, but are also unable to return to the country of origin. For example, because of invalid travel documents or an unsafe situation in the country of origin. As a consequence, many of them do not feel represented by their embassies or by the media. Too often direct contact between refugees and society is lacking, For this the Mobile embassy offers a neutral meeting space. The traveling office will move throughout the Netherlands. On the way the refugees, in the role of ambassadors, will invite local residents, passers-by and government officials. The embassy provides space for dialogue, debate en cultural exchange on equal footing. From 7-9 September the embassy will take up residence in front of Pakhuis de Zwijger for one week.