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The Calais Maps


The Calais Maps document the informal refugee camp which grew outside Calais town between 2015 and 2016. The settlement grew in population from 1500 in August 2015 to 10,000 in October 2016. Following the demolition of the south camp, Grainne Hassett commenced the task of mapping, using architectural methodology to bear witness to a town disappeared.

In 2016 Hassett spoke at IMMA as part of A Fair Land programme when she discussed her Calais Build project. This was one of many IMMA and IAF collaborations which explore perspectives of visual arts and architecture through the role of creative practice in contemporary society, this project is presented as part of that ongoing collaboration.