Displace: Exploring Experiences of Leaving Home and Seeking Refuge
Displace explores life as a refugee. It examines ideas of home and what it means to live without one for years on end.
Each chapter has a slightly different visual approach in order to create a sense of constant disruption, echoing refugee life. The title of the book wraps around the covers so the act of opening the book breaks open the word. The book was conceptualized as being published by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a non-profit that helps refugees in crisis and with resettlement.
The predominant color palette is of black and white, punctuated by moments of raw orange and warm yellow.
One of the most meaningful sources I found was the poem Home by Warsan Shire, a British poet born in Kenya to Somali parents. The poem opens:
No one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark.
You only run for the border
when you see the whole city running as well.