The recent past of Europe is scattered with circumstances that made people seek for a better life elsewhere, escape from the things they could tolerate no more, search for safe refuge. People on the move, give up on lives and belongings, risk and manage to reach a safe place, are outcasts. In their journey, not everything is left behind. Many times, people manage to take with them things that are necessary, important, sacred, familial, personal. The objects that travel carry history, culture, values, memories. They are a source of power for those that carry them; they are protective, they contain ancestral force or wisdom, they carry the blessing of the community, they are magical, they connect the past with the future in the present. Outcast Europe collects and exhibits the objects. The objects speak, tell stories, the stories of humankind. We have a chance to listen and speak with them about our common future.
Memories of Displacement and Movement
The Outcast Europe website collects and exhibits stories of migrants and refugees through the objects that they managed to get with them before or during fleeing.
The objects narrate these stories, and we have the opportunity to listen to them and learn.