Dinghy Dwelling

Dinghy Dwelling

Refugees arriving on the shores of Lesbos, Greece, must leave behind their boats and lifejackets as they press on into Europe. For Greek farmers like Tony, the heaps of debris offer a valuable resource hiding in plain sight. On his small plot just meters from the coast, Tony transforms discarded elastics, cords, fabrics and wood into key materials for his animal stables and home. His story is one of many examples of how people are taking a creative eye to the local realities of the ongoing refugee crisis.

Drinker of coffee, crosser of words, petter of dogs, researcher of history, and teacher of students.