2016 Winners

FINALIST

Seeing The Unseen - Refugees Assistance Centre

Chan Shi Woan | Universiti Putra Malaysia

Project synopsis

FINALIST

Seeing The Unseen - Refugees Assistance Centre

Chan Shi Woan | Universiti Putra Malaysia

Escaping from persecution back home, refugees in Malaysian cities eke out a clandestine, difficult existence. Malaysians' xenophobic misperceptions produced antagonism and resulted in discrimination and exploitation of refugees. This project aims to combat xenophobia among locals and refugees, promoting social integration of both communities through a 'common ground' where both peoples socially interact in a street-market setting among greened public spaces. Such interactions help to erase the perceived differences, becoming a channel for sharing of knowledge, cultures and ideas - through which we may reaffirm the Malaysian values of multiculturalism, mutual-understanding and caring society by extending our 'inclusivity' to the refugees.


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