Every year, around four hundred young adults leave children’s homes. Will they be able to stand on their own without a financial cushion and a safety net from family and friends? Or will they be driven by potential emotional (and physical) trauma and years spent in children’s homes, where they often didn’t learn solid interpersonal relationships or how to function in everyday life? More than half of them end up on the streets, in the depths of drug addiction, or in prison cells.


The intermediate step aims to familiarize the public with the challenges faced by young adults leaving children’s homes. It offers a simple series of steps that can lead to direct assistance and introduces non-profit organizations addressing these issues. As part of the project, a large-scale painting was created depicting a child’s experience in institutional care.

Mezikrok is the Prague-based part of the international artistic residency project Remix Comix.