Narin's Kit Installation
This project was created at Maryland Institute College of Art as a response to the Alter Ego project which asked us to step into another's shoes and design something that they might design, ultimately resulting in a group exhibition. I wanted to bring attention to the issue of girls and women kidnapped by Islamic State, and imagined a girl, Narin, who has escaped from the Islamic State, creating an escape kit to airlift to other women.
MFA Project, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Thousands of women belonging to Yazidi and other non-Muslim minority groups are treated as spoils of war and are trapped in slavery by members of the Islamic State. Narin's Kit is a toolbox of items and information that can facilitate the escape of these girls and women. With tools based on the real stories of the few who have escaped, these kits can be delivered by the airstrike drones operating over Islamic State-controlled territory. When one of these endangered girls finds the kit, it will warmly encourage and equip her to escape.
At the time of this project's creation, no aid organizations focused on rescue efforts for these women.