WE ARE HERE FC
Identity & Campaign



Founded by Yusuf Suali and Alee Vyabandi in 2013, We Are Here Football Club brings together refugees whose asylum requests have been denied and who therefore are not allowed to stay in The Netherlands, yet, who cannot return to their home countries either. Together with Katarína Gališinová we initiated campaigning and merchandising for the We Are Here Football Club in order to answer the question: What is the role of art when collaborating with the politically sensible? How can we, from the position of a visual storyteller and a graphic designer, help the football club achieve what they need and still be authors?

This collaborative project carries its title after the initiative itself in an honouring manner and aims to share the authorship among all parties involved.

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Exhibition ‘The Flipside’ – Het Nutshuis


First part of the project and collaboration with Katarína Gališinová





Katarína Gališinová (1992, Slovakia), an engaged storyteller, reached out to collaborate on her upcoming exhibition, focussing on the heroes of We Are Here FC. It’s an unique football team formed by undocumented migrants 'living' in the Netherlands. Together we’ve made football cards for the team. As the society pushes them away without giving them recognition as citizens, these cards can give them recognition as footballers and contribute to raise awareness about their movement.



Exhibited in the group exhibition ‘The Flipside’ in Het Nutshuis.
We Are Here FC

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EKKO Utrecht – 🎨 Hip Hop mural
EKKO Utrecht, 🎥 HipHop stills videoclip Lit
We Are Here FC – 🏬 Nutshuis
Stroom Opzicht – Stroom Den Haag
Aftrap #4 – 🏢 ARTrium – work: Money, Politics and Bananas
All Hands on Deck, 💈Graphic Design Festival Breda, Breda. (NL)
🎓Graduation Show 🎨 Royal Academy Of Arts – Den Haag (NL)
Beeldmakers #1 – 🏭 Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)
Carte Blanche Eddie the Eagle – tolhuistuin, Amsterdam. (NL)
Chaumont Design Graphique 🏁 – Chaumont. (FR)
Ha-Ha-Hapiness – 🏢 Depot BG, Amsterdam. (NL)
Whats Inside The Koffer? – 💸 Ministry Of Finance, Den Haag. (NL)
‘Nature’ – 🎨 Royal Academy Of Arts, Den Haag. (NL)
‘Typographical Karaoke’ – 🏢 Depot BG, Amsterdam. (NL)

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