De Vlucht

(Dutch for ‘The Refuge’) is a copy of a namesake monument, which commemorates the moment in 1940 when citizens of Breda had to flee their city due to the impending war. The project deals with the protests over the opening of a new refugee center in 2015. In response, the project presented a replica of the original monument made from sugar, obtained through a door-to-door collection in the streets surrounding the asylum center. The temporary monument was unveiled next to the original sculpture in cooperation with a local welcoming committee for refugees. After the official ceremony, the sugar monument was moved to the entrance of the refugee center.