For the refugees, one of the most crucial problems is ‘Language Barrier’. According to references, when they have some supports from doctors or volunteers who use a common language ‘English’, it is hard to communicate and share their problem with them because there are the limitation of language support. In addition, in a wide context, Syrian migrants have been suffering form being involved in each country as the members of society. In this respect, I found out an interesting reference called ‘Open Informat’ made by Superflux in 2013. It makes me to be able to think about another ‘Possibility of Communication’ without voice.
‘Open Informant’ is a wearable badge with an e-ink display that attempts to confront the unsettling realities of surveillance in a networked age.
I have brought an idea which can be called ‘The Hope of Communication’ from ‘Open Informant’ project. In fact, my project is supposed to make people not to be close to a person who wear the ‘Prisoner Uniform’ as well as ‘Noisy Warning Horns’. However, in a way, through this project, I want to inform some information on brief regrettable conditions and circumstances about ‘The Crisis of Syrian’ to someone who see a campaigner. It means that as the meaning of the ‘Campaign’, people can notice and understand what it is through the text on the LED matrix.
This is 8×8 LED matrix, and by using scrolling text from right to left, I was able to put some text on the screen. The next step was ‘Finding a suitable words’. such as ‘I am a Syrian refugee’, ‘I am living in a Syrian refugee camp for 4 years’, ‘Help me from the refugee camp’ and so on. However, the problem was the fact that people do not know exactly what it is through these words. Therefore, I decided to put an extended information from the words ‘SYRIAN 6500000’ on the uniform in the LED matrix. I set up a sentence ‘By the end of August 2014, the UN estimates 6.5 million people have been displaced within Syria.’ which is exact information from the UN. Besides, it is enough to make people notice the crisis with the number ‘6.5 MILLION’ which is unbelievably tremendous.
- ‘SYRIAN 6500000’ on uniform
- Final result