Construction was part of everyday life in the Calais camp. Refugees were constantly at work, erecting not only shelters, but shops, restaurants and places of prayer. This video shot by Henk Wildschut is particularly evocative because of its audio track: hammers, drills and instructions shouted overhead made up the soundtrack of life in Calais. One might argue that it used to be a life dedicated to growth and self-improvement.
Read more about Henk Wildschut’s work here or come visit his exhibition ‘Shelter’, currently on view at The Wall.