In 2016 Helen visited Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan (where the tent originated) in her capacity as an academic and is now co creating with the refugees a cross disciplinary educational, cultural and business programme focused on women and young girls at the camp, as well as a series of interventions to address 'Winterisation', facilitated by and with local UNHCR Jordan partners. This will be an ongoing programme for the foreseeable future.
The dress has led a path to being able to turn Helen's creativity and that of many others into a series of practical projects, which seek to improve refugee life and living. And to share the stories of her visits to Za'atari Camp.
Crucially, in this urgent age of reciprocity, this project is also about what refugees have to teach us about this next phase of our evolution.
We are calling it Za'atari wisdom.