Refugees Monument

Designed by Mimexity

At the end of the 1940’s many people from Dalmazia and Istria emigrated to Italy because of Tito.The main issue of the competition was to remember the loss, the journey and the pain of the refugees.

One million people crossed Italy’s border with their suitcases. Crossing it had an inner meaning: leaving everything behind, including family, friends and especially the land where you were born.
The suitcase, is a symbol of mobility, of traveling and sometimes, also, of uprooting.

The concept: the suitcase that creates a door, a passage where, before, you have to face many steps and get through a lot of pain.