Rags to Riches delivered a series of furniture upcycling workshops and re-vamped small furniture pieces with themes pertinent to Refugee Week ‘Welcome’ theme.
Working in partnership with Govan and Craigton Integration Network; a local community organisation supporting refugee and asylum seekers in providing various kinds help and advice, we upcycled a range of home furniture using decoupage and images referring to the research carried out during design sessions. These design sessions explored what it means to be a refugee, the lives of refugees living in Glasgow and how welcomed they have felt here.
These pieces were then exhibited at the Arches in a dedicated pop-up living room area, allowing visitors to interact and reflect on the issues raised.
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