If You Lived Here...

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An exploration of the global issue of displacement, survival and shelter in the 21st century

If you lived here


Until 25 June 2017 (historic exhibition)


65.3 Million people around the world have been forced to leave their home because of war, famine, poverty and environmental disaster. This is the largest global displacement of people since World War II and nearly 11 million are under the age of 18*. The right to housing, safety and shelter is a basic human right under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948.**

If You Lived Hereā€¦ is a 3 day programme of events, exhibitions and activities at Discovery Museum that explores the global issue of displacement, survival and shelter in the 21st century.

What does it mean to be displaced? How would you feel if you were forced to leave your home, your family and the country you live in because of something out of your control - war, poverty, famine or disaster? How would you survive?

The programme includes the installation of a UNHCR Shelter and basic core relief kit on Challenger Plaza, a Fix-It cafe, temporary exhibitions, food tasting and film screenings.

Join the Discussion


*UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) figures 2015

**Article 25 Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948

With thanks for in-kind support to IKEA and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)