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“Art and forced displacement” conference on June 28, 2023


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Prepare your visit Wednesday 28 June 2023 at 5:00 pm Registration
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On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the MIR co-organizes with Switzerland for UNHCR an event as part of the exhibition “Explosions”: Art and Forced Displacement.

This evening will bring together various speakers on the theme of art as a vector of awareness, reparation and inclusion in the context of forced displacement. Exceptionally, the guided tour of Déflagrations will be commented by curator Zérane Girardeau.


Cristina Davies , Executive Director Switzerland for UNHCR
Mariana Paquin, director of the documentary “ Joie de Vivre
Alvaro Cosi , Communications Manager Switzerland for UNHCR
Zérane S. Girardeau , Curator of the “Deflagrations” exhibition


  • Visit of “Explosions” at 5:00 p.m.
  • Discussion between Cristina Davies and Mariana Paquin at 6:00 p.m.
  • Presentation by Alvaro Cosi on the theme of inclusiveness
    and the participatory project “Inside Out” by artist JR.
  • Guided tours by the exhibition curator,Zérane Girardeau
  • Aperitif

Drawing credit: detail of the drawing of a Central African boy, 15, Gon refugee camp in southern Chad, “Remembrance of the war”, February 6, 2020. ©UNHCR Chad/Deflagrations

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