RE FUSE MAGAZINE #1"Refugee" Crisis

Re Fuse is a magazine that reflects on one pertinent theme per issue. The inaugural release looks at the refugee crisis through a collection of features and commissions by photographers, artists and refugees themselves. Taking on the form of a glossy magazine Re Fuse hijacks the language of traditional fashion magazines to tell a very different story.

Depicting refugees as victims or under distress is an overused trope, Re Fuse offers a different narrative that looks at the full human experience, exploring all aspects of their lives before and after they were labelled a “refugee”.

The content of Re Fuse doesn’t ignore the facts of life that refugees endure – homelessness, prejudice, deprived conditions and violence – but it shows the person behind the label in all their beauty and pain. Through beautiful photography and fashion the magazine sends a strong and positive message shifting the power back to the people they feature.

Re|Fuse Magazine #1 features an exclusive interview with Ai Weiwei alongside a showcase of his work ‘Laundromat’ which contains thousands of collected items from a refuse camp in Idomini. Throughout this exhibition Re Fuse share images from the pages of their first issue and welcome you to explore the experience of a refugee with an open mind.