Austria school

Schumpeter Handelsakademie Wien 13  Austria

Migration Mannequin Challenge

Nowadays a lot of communication happens via social media. Yes, there are a lot of superficial discussions going on and mostly the focus lies on the entertainment factor. Videos like Mannequin Challenges, where people remain frozen in action like mannequins while being filmed, usually with the song Black Beatles by Rae Sremmurd playing in the background, went viral for months.

However, since millions of people can be reached this way, social media have become a tool which can be used to raise awareness as well.

This is one of the reasons why our group decided to design a Mannequin Challenge to contribute to developing sensitivity and solidarity regarding the many arduous, dangerous challenges that so many emigrants and refugees have faced and are facing. On top of that, it is a method where all communication happens non-verbally through body language – which is international, as is the issue migration itself. Thus, hopefully no more words are needed to understand the message we want to get across with the Migration Mannequin Challenge.