Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ Being Used To House Refugees, Renamed ‘Dismal Aid’

The artist Banksy has always been a controversial provocateur, but in this case, he’s getting down to business and truly trying to do good.

His recent installment of Dismaland – a satire of Disneyland to reflect the crisis of income equality – has been dismantled and taken from its home in Somerset, England and rebuilt at the port of Calais, France to house refugees from Syria and other war-torn regions.

Over two days, an unidentified group of people were seen building shelters in the camp. The final touches on the new refugee camp was the erecting of the sign “Dismal Aid.”

The Dismaland exhibition closed to the public in September anyway, so this recycling of materials delivers another powerful message of reuse.

[Huffington Post]