Greek Artist Achilleas Souras Builds Igloos Out of Refugee Life Vests

By: Joey Haar - Apr 7, 2017
References: dezeen
Achilleas Souras is a 16-year-old artist from Greece who's project is on display at 'SOS Save Our Souls,' an installation currently showing at Milan design week. Inspired by the poignant and powerful image of refugee life vests that litter the shores of many Mediterranean countries, including Greece, Achilleas Souras creates igloo-like structures out of actual vests discarded on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos.

The igloo on display at SOS Save Our Souls is composed of over 1,000 vests, but the concept was based off of an earlier creation by the artist that used just 52. The theory behind them is simple enough: not only do these igloos show off the sheer amount of refugees displaced from their home countries, but they also provide waterproof temporary shelters for those with no other option.