The Indian Express: Pallavi Paul’s latest work comments on the ‘authenticity’ of citizenship

Posted On: Monday, January 20th, 2020 | by project88pressadmin

Emergency thermal blankets and voices from the past come together in artist Pallavi Paul’s work.

By Benita Fernando


In 2016, more than 5,000 displaced people perished while journeying across the Mediterranean Sea; 500 died in one shipwreck alone. Those who managed to reach land were often huddled instantly into space blankets as first aid to reduce hypothermia from the frigid waters. These emergency thermal blankets, originally developed by NASA for its space station Skylab, became synonymous with the refugee crisis.

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