3D Printed Mini-Figurines in Seoul Museum Shed Light on “Invisible” Refugees
(UNHCR.org) UNHCR, Cheil Worldwide and the Seoul Museum of Art have joined together to create a 3D refugee figurine exhibition in Seoul. Titled “Invisible People,” the exhibition is aimed at making refugees in and outside South Korea visible, using advanced technology that helped create the miniature figurines. UNHCR and the firm met refugees in South Korea and Niger over the last two months. The refugees had their photographs taken and three-dimensional mini figurines were 3D printed. In-depth interviews with the refugees were also captured on video. The results – dozens of figurines, each no larger than a handspan – are displayed in hidden places such as stairways, shelves and windowsills of the Seoul Museum of Art.