RUSSIA - NORWAY | 2015
“In first I was in Russia like student , I studied there for free civil engineer and I finished , when I finished they told me that I can’t stay in Russia so I must go back to Syria . And u know in Syria war and if I will go there they will take my to Syrian army so I will die by one of who made this war , so I heated that I can go to Norway by bike I thought that it’s so heavy to do it.”
This is a mapping project that shows a long journey that start in Middle east, crossing the Russian Federation to arrive in Europe from the Norwegian doors. This is a new route that many people mainly from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq but not only, are taking since a month now.This project wants to show this extremely brave and long journey to the “safety Europe”, through its environment , its difficulties and obstacles, that these families face during the itinerary of the Polar Cirle.
2015 | Polar Route - Huffington Post
2015 | In viaggio con i profughi siriani: "Entriamo in Europa dall'Artico" - La Stampa
2015 | Réfugiés: Les vélos du Grand Nord - le Monde
2015 | Syrian Refugees, Biking to Safety - New York Times, Lens Blog
2015 | Syrian refugees are traveling across the Arctic Circle to Europe - Quartz