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The Island of Love

 posted at The Island of Love

One year after the 1st The Island of Love Festival and their creation, #TheBirds have a new mission! Find out more at and spread their story!


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This Giant Chessboard Is Made Of Refugees And Migrants’ Life Jackets

 posted at Huffington Post

“It’s a metaphor for the human struggle for survival, for better life and prosperous future.”

Students, staff and volunteers at University of the Aegean on the Greek island of Lesbos have taken the boats and life jackets left on beaches by migrants and refugees and have turned them into a giant chessboard.


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Making a giant chessboard from refugee life jackets

 posted at Al Jazeera

For World Environment Day, Aegean University volunteers presented chessboard made of life jackets and academic papers. The Chessboard of the World is a giant outdoor art installation, created by artist Fereniki Tsamparli and realised by the University of the Aegean. The work attributes material and symbolic value to two key issues present in the everyday life at the university located on the Greek island of Lesbos: the unprecedented flow of refugees through the Greek coastline, and the constant flow of paper in academic pursuits.


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The Global Chess Board

 posted at Orient News

Donald Trump once told this reporter that Syrians are simply pawns in the game of life; and indeed the people of Syria have long felt like they are merely game pieces on a global chess board -- which makes the symbolism of this giant art project located on the campus of University of the Aegean in Greece so meaningful and appropriate. 

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3p Weekend: Recycled Art Installations From Around the World

 posted at TriplePundit

The Global Chess Board
On June 6, University of the Aegean in Mitilini, Greece, opened its poignant exhibition "The Global Chess Board" to celebrate World Environment Day.


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