A non-for-profit project for the refugee camp at Lesbos. We developed wayfinding for people to find their way in the camps.
Because We Carry
Because We Carry acts according the saying ‘less talk, more action’. On Lesvos, rotating teams of volunteers act to alleviate the ongoing human suffering of people arriving on their way to a safe haven.
The refugee people in the camps range from young to old and come from different countries and backgrounds. After a long and harsh journey they try to seek a better life and awaiting the entry to the European Union.
The refugee camps are large and the housing tents have all a similar color. Due the large amount of tents and wide spread area, people tend to loose their way. Especially children get lost and cannot find their families.
We have developed a wayfinding system together with local authorities and foundations. The system was envisioned as following
Fun and easy to understand
Recognizable from a distance
Animals suitable for every culture
Translations to add a learning element
Designer Eva friend of Because We Carry drew the animals to be brave, fun and cool.