Following its first successful presentation in Athens and its warm reception in Heraklion, Crete, the interactive art project Face Forward …into my home is hosted in Thessaloniki and is introducing the public to the faces and stories of 26 refugees and asylum seekers who have been forced to leave their homelands and are rebuilding their life in Greece.

Face Forwardinto my home focuses on the stories of people who have been forced to leave their homelands and are rebuilding their life in Greece. It includes storytelling workshops inspired by a selection of contemporary artworks from the collection of Greece’s National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), the photo shooting of portraits, and an exhibition with photo portraits and recorded personal stories of refugees and asylum-seekers, who are now living in Greece and benefitting from ESTIA, the Emergency Support To Integration and Accommodation programme implemented by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and funded by European Commission’s department for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO).