THE LIFT

PROJECT: LESVOS

UP-CYCLING LIFE JACKETS & MINDSETS
 

THE CURRENT

FACTS

554 727

Number of refugees fleeing to Europe to Lesvos,  with the majority coming from war torn Syria and Afghanistan.

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~ 300 000

More than three hundred thousand life jackets have been abandoned on the coast of Lesvos Island.

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ECO DISASTER

The life jackets piling on the island are environmental Time-

Bombs according to Mytilene Mayor.

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ABOUT

THE PROJECT

The LIFT Project aims to respond to the current environmental and humanitarian crisis on Lesvos, Greece that developed due to the large arrival of refugees to Europe.

 

The project aims to gain knowledge on existing life jacket upcycling projects and contribute to the current efforts of cleaning up the local environment. The project will also serve as a platform to shed light on the environmental crisis in Lesvos, the creative efforts of projects turning a negative situation into a positive tomorrow as well as telling the story of today’s refugees in Europe.

 

WHY

LIFT?

The name of “the LIFT project” has a threefold meaning:

 

1

Physically LIFTing the life jackets, cleaning the beaches

of Lesvos, Greece.

2

Developing ideas to LIFT life jackets from their original use

to second and third life uses.

3

LIFTing the mindset of Europeans towards becoming

more positively proactive towards the refugee crisis.

 

 

OUR

TEAM

We are a multidisciplinary group of three master students in Aalto University, Finland, specializing in Sustainability in the fields of Architecture, Planning and Business.

 

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Oona Anttila

Oona Anttila

Melanie Wolowiec

Melanie Wolowiec

Eve Zorawska

Eve Zorawska

 

SGT

Program

Aalto

University

 

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