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Clara Dalbera

MA work

A Flag for the Jungle

My project was born from the will to utilise product design as a tool for social change in the Calais refugee camp. The aim of this work is to create a flag to represent the camp, and this goal was realised after an intense and immersive phase of research.

By creating the flag of the camp, I aim to generate new channels of communication, emancipated from the mass media and free of prejudice. My main goal is to use this project as a medium for discussion, inside and outside of the camp, and to provoke a healthier debate about this major crisis – where thousands of human lives are currently in danger. 

Also, by branding the camp community, I aim to use product design as a catalyst for social and political change. I am convinced that designers should never be substitutes for the European governments’ humanitarian policies, but I believe we can have a great impact by reframing this situation and advocates the refugee's rights.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Design Products, 2016



  • Clara Dalbera is passionate about innovation within complex systems. She aims to use the practice of design as a catalyst for long term changes. Her work always start with the will of exploring new behaviours and challenging pre-established environments. 

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Industrial Design, École cantonale d'art de Lausanne ( ÉCAL), Switzerland
  • Experience

  • Junior Designer, Leroy Merlin, France, 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • SonicBells, Sonos Studio, Vol 2, Ugly Duck, London, 2015; SonicBells, Sónar+D, Festival, Barcelona, 2015; 25 Microns, Alla Carta, Salone Del Mobile, Milan, 2015; 25 Microns, Benchtop Factory, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2015