Banksy Dismantling His “Dismaland Themepark” To Build Shelter For Refugees In France


Banksy will be taking down the materials used to build his “Dismaland Themepark” and donating them to refugee shelters in France where the materials are needed.

A message recently posted on the website said:

“Coming soon … Dismaland Calais. All the timber and fixtures from Dismaland are being sent to the ‘jungle’ refugee camp near Calais to build shelters. No online tickets will be available.”

As the name implies, much of the art in the park was dismal, and many of the attractions are as well. They also contain Banky’s signature activist touch, calling attention to real global issues that are often avoided by mainstream culture.

The park was located at Weston-super-Mare, an abandoned swimming resort in south-west England.

Banksy described the park as “a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism” and mentioned that it was not suitable for children.

After the living art exhibit ended last week, Banksy decided to donate the materials to help out the refugees and to create a conversation about the refugee crisis.

The refugee camp that the materials will be donated to is known as the “Jungle”, which is a massive tent city located in the Calais’ port. Many of the migrants staying there are awaiting passage to the UK.

John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.

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