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Banksy’s Dismaland will be used as housing for refugees

Banksy’s Dismaland will be used as housing for refugees. All the timber and fixtures are being sent to the refugee camp near Calais to build shelters
Banksy’s Dismaland will be used as housing for refugees

Dismaland, an amusement park built by the famous street artist Banksy in an old public pool in Somerset, England was open on August 22. It ran for 36 days and sold 4,000 tickets a day, but now the show is over.

So, the official Dismaland website was updated Monday with an announcement that the installation’s larger construction materials will be sent to the Calais refugee camp where it can be used as shelters, Geek.com reports.

The announcement on the  website reads: “Coming soon… Dismaland Calais. All the timber and fixtures from Dismaland are being sent to the ‘jungle’ refugee camp near Calais to build shelters. No online tickets will be available.”

The Jungle camp is actually a network of camps is on the North coast of France, near the entrance to the Eurotunnel and a port, where thousands refugees who have been unable to gain passage to the United Kingdom have settled.

The Dismaland actually included an installation mocking how the United Kingdom was dealing with refugees. In the style of a carnival game where you can drive remote control boats on water in a tank, the boats in this murky tank are packed to the brim with refugees looking for asylum as the dead body of one floats face down.

It’s expected that the process of dismantling Dismaland’s various structures is going to take three weeks, presumably being sent to the camp outside Calais.