A free interactive exhibition is getting ready to be set up in the heart of Uptown Charlotte to bring awareness to the growing global refugee crisis.
Presented by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Forced From Home is a 10,000-square-foot outdoor installation designed to convey some of the challenges faced by the more than 68.5 million displaced people worldwide.
Forced From Home features images and materials gathered from refugee camps, sea rescue missions, and emergency medical projects. Visitors have the unique opportunity to hear firsthand from MSF aid workers about their experiences delivering emergency aid. Throughout the tour, visitors consider the impossible decisions made daily by refugees, internally displaced people, and asylum seekers.
This immersive experience includes virtual reality and 360° videos produced by MSF. Upon arrival, visitors enter a geodesic dome where they are surrounded by video footage of displaced people struggling to find safety in refugee camps and settlements. At the conclusion of the tour, participants can use virtual reality headsets to experience short VR documentaries following the lives of some of those displaced individuals forced to leave home from Afghanistan, Burundi, Honduras, Palestine, Myanmar, South Sudan, and Syria.
Guided by MSF aid workers, visitors navigate a variety of interactive, hands-on experiences in which they consider the conditions faced by the world’s more than 68.5 million displaced people. Visitors also learn about the medical humanitarian assistance provided to refugees and displaced people by MSF.
The free exhibition will be open daily from Sunday 10/7 through Sunday 10/14 from 10am-6pm on weekends and 9am-1pm and 4-8pm on weekdays at the NASCAR Hall of Fame at 400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202.