The View from the Window

The Parc des Olieux is a neighborhood garden in the quartier of Moulin, not far from the center of the French town of Lille. The city website advertises the area with the words: “A small square of 8,000m2, this garden, separated from traffic by grassy hills, is ideal for children’s games in total safety!”  Further …

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Redefining Humanitarianism

In many ways, Parc des Olieux redefined what it means to be a ‘refugee camp.’ Rather than being separated from society, fenced off out of sight and out of mind, this place developed just outside the windows of a community, and because of that, the ways in which the community got involved were also unique. …

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