Welcome To The Living Room on board of Mr. Friday
May 7, 2016 // Amsterdam
"Sharing is loving" Sami from Eritrea reminded us while we were sailing with the 4th Migrationlab Living Room on the IJ River in Amsterdam.
Refugees, migrants, tourists and locals, we all came together to get to know each other on board of Mr. Friday, a refugee boat that transported 282 refugees from Egypt to Lampedusa, Italy in 2013! The maximum number of people allowed on a boat of this size in The Netherlands is 14 though (including the crew)!
This is has been a unique experience for everybody on board, Migrationlab Team included, as our Living Room took place for the first time on water, on board of a refugee boat! This is our journey captured on camera. But even more powerful were the stories we shared and the gratitude for being together in that moment and place. Because sharing is loving and because meeting another human being is simply beautiful!