People with space blankets in a migrant detention center

Images of migrants captured in U.S. detention facilities often bear a striking resemblance to one another - refugees huddled on detention center floors and cots wrapped in silver Mylar blankets. These blankets are weatherproof and designed to retain body heat in an emergency situation. They are thin and disposable and are designed to be used temporarily, such as when a runner finishes a marathon, or for first aid purposes. Migrants who are currently being held at border facilities for weeks or months at a time in unsanitary and overcrowded conditions and are frequently given these noisy and shiny emergency blankets for bedding. This project brings this eye-catching object into public space as an every-day reminder of the present-day atrocities being committed against immigrants and asylum-seekers all over the country.

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