The aim of the company is to be a stranger in our midst. An outcast on the canals. With her presence it attempts to create space for other stories and other realities within the so called ‘pleziervaart’ (pleasure sailing). On the IJ, in the canals and the Dutch waters the company will sail to raise awareness for the refugee issue in cooperation with various parties and individuals and will do everything to find brighter horizons.
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Lampedusa Cruises is an art project in the form of a service company. The company offers crossings, VIP arangements and canal cruises, the same services as other shipping companies in Amsterdam offer. But with the difference that the fleet of the company consists of two by Italy donated ‘refugee boats’. Boats used for the perilous crossing from Africa to Europe. In addition, the current crew largely consists of (former) refugees living in Amsterdam.