Unpacked VR

A virtual reality experience of the Unpacked: Refugee Baggage exhibition
girl carrying old fashioned suitcase walking near road

Syrian artist Mohammed Hafez sought to raise awareness of the turmoil refugees experience. He teamed up with writer Ahmed Badr to create a unique, highly impactful exhibition called Unpacked Refugee Baggage. The exhibition displayed opened suitcases containing models of the homes of refugees destroyed by the war, complete with audio narration. CENTRIC developed an accompanying virtual reality model of one suitcase, which allowed users to enter and experience one of the homes. The experience was accompanied by an audio narration of the owner's story. CENTRIC demonstrated the UNPACKED VR environment alongside the UNPACKED exhibition at a UNICEF event in New York.

Funding Statement

A project in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNICEF

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