The Imperial War Museum’s installation will take visitors into the overcrowded Moria camp in Lesbos, Greece, which was this month partially destroyed by a fire.
Built to host 2,200 people, Moria has instead been home to more than 18,000 refugees – though the blaze left nearly 13,000 without shelter.
The installation, Life in a Camp, has been created together with CNN, combining footage captured in February and September this year by Emmy nominated filmmaker and photojournalist Lewis Whyld and journalist Elinda Labropoulou.
Opening tomorrow, it consists of three large wall projections in a 30 square metre space, giving visitors a close-up view of the makeshift camp.
Life in a Camp is part of a free Refugees season of exhibitions and events, which also includes Ai Weiwei’s new installation, History of Bombs, a display of 50 to-scale bombs from the First World War to the present day that covers the floors and walls of the museum’s atrium.
Life in a Camp will run at the Imperial War Museum from September 24-May 24, 2021, iwm.org.uk