Inflatable Refugee, which is a 20-foot tall sculpture is to set sail around the world to draw attention to the refugee crisis in Europe.

Schellekens & Peleman enlarged the ‘Inflatable Refugee’ to match the reactions his arrival in the Western world evoked. Schellekens & Peleman have chosen to create this inflatable figure from the same material as the boats, used by human traffickers to cross the Mediterranean Sea, are made from. It’s too fragile to withstand the waves of the sea, making the passengers on these boats extremely vulnerable.