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“One tent, One life” by ORIG-AMI
16 February @ 10:00 - 5 March @ 18:00Free
Operation “One Tent, One Life”: An Original Exhibition
At the initiative of the Lions Club Brussels Millennium, comic strip artists decorated tents. They are François Waltery, Jean-Claude Servais, Luc and François Schuiten, Yashko, José Mangano, Denis Meyers, Natacha De Locht, Louis-Michel Carpentier, Benoit Galland, Cosmos… These decorated tents can be seen at the Entrepôt Royal in Tours & Taxis from February 16 to March 4
A new series of original works will be exhibited at the French Institute of Arts and put on sale by the company Dagoty on the website drouot.com. These online sales will help finance tents and sleeping bags for the coming winter.
The exhibition will be free in the Entrepôt Royal from 10am to 6pm.
What is an ORIG-AMI?
A cardboard tent that provides thermal and sound insulation and privacy for homeless people who cannot find a shelter to spend the night. The tent can accommodate two people or one homeless person and their pet or belongings. The tent folds up, is transportable, recyclable and made of recycled material. The tent can withstand humidity and a few days in the rain. The model has evolved, taking into account feedback from users. The operation began in 2016, on its own funds. Today, there are thousands of tents already distributed in cities in Belgium, Luxembourg and northern France.
Our plea: It is intolerable to see human beings sleeping outside in the streets of the capital of Europe and of one of the most comfortable countries in the world. We are in the 21st century and we have not succeeded in curbing homelessness. Many associations help by providing food, clothing and housing, but this is not enough to meet the needs. Today, because of the crisis, each of us can fall into precariousness.
Support ORIG-AMI: More than last year, we need your support in order to distribute a large number of tent kits and sleeping bags. In Brussels alone, there are more than 6,000 people living on the streets of the capital, including a thousand children. There are an estimated 17,000 homeless people in Belgium (according to FEANTSA). Despite the increase in the price of cardboard and transport, we have managed to stay the course, with the help of suppliers, clubs and partners. For a sponsorship of 30 €, we offer a tent and a sleeping bag “big cold”.