The Publisher is an independent, non-profit digital online platform for stories and art made by refugees. The platform was built by 6 students from the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and 3 Syrian refugees.The students were given an assignment to create an interdiscplinary project around a topic of their choice. The refugee crisis resonated with all of them and they decided it was a topic they all wanted to address. They published a call for volunteer artists on the Facebook group for refugees in Nijmegen and soon they received positive replies from 3 Syrian refugees. Together with them, they set up The Publisher, a platform where refugees could share their art and their stories. The website was officially launched at Pakhuis de Zwijger on the 2nd of February 2016.