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Marrakesh, Morocco, 5 - 9 December 2018

The Government of Morocco invited DISPLACEMENT to curate an exhibition as part of the 11th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Summit and Civil Society Days in Marrakesh, Morocco. DISPLACEMENT closely collaborated with the Platform on Disaster Displacement to present the exhibition, which was also viewed by officials attending side events for the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. 

The artwork proposed by DISPLACEMENT highlighted the ground-breaking inclusion of displacement related to natural hazards and climate change within the new Global Compact for Migration that was adopted by UN Member States in Marrakesh at the International Conference. DISPLACEMENT artists Søren Dahlgaard and Lucy + Jorge Orta also presented their work as part of a cultural event hosted by the Government of France and the Platform on Disaster Displacement at the French Residency on 8 December. DISPLACEMENT curator Hannah Entwisle Chapuisat also presented the project as part of a side event at the GFMD Civil Society Days. 

DISPLACEMENT featured Søren Dahlgaard’s The Inflatable Island, and Lucy + Jorge Orta’s Antarctic Village– No Borders and Antarctica World Passport Bureau. Videos and still images by Lars Jan (Holoscenes), Re-Locate (The Kivalina Archive), Rhino Ariefiansyah & Marie Velardi (ALEA) and Chris Wainwright (We Are All Stars) were also screened. 

The exhibition for Migration Week was made possible by generous support from the Embassy of Denmark Rabat, the Federation of Germany Foreign Office, La Fruitière, Lydiat/Wainwright Studios, the Norwegian Refugee Council, the Platform on Disaster Displacement, Pro Helvetia Cairo, the University of the Arts London, the UVA Humanitarian Collaborative, and private donors.