MIGRANT JOURNAL explores the circulation of people, goods, information, but also fauna and flora, around the world and the transformative impact they have on space. While migration is part of humanity’s genesis, it seems the phenomenon has become ubiquitous, happening faster, with complex ramifications.
MIGRANT aims at exploring the relationship between these elements, events, journeys and spaces bound under the idea of ‘migration’ in all its forms, crucial to understand today’s society.
In order to break from the prejudices and clichés of migrants and migration, MIGRANT asks artists, journalists, academics, designers, architects, philosophers, activists and citizens to rethink our approach to migration and critically explore the new spaces it creates.
ISSUE 3: FLOWING GROUNDS
Seamless oceans and boundless skies deceive us as infinite spaces. Yet they are submitted to international laws, social and political dynamics, along with the intrinsic laws of nature. ‘Flowing Grounds’ explores these mobile spaces of death, pleasure, traffic and infrastructure: our most flamboyant and tragic issue to date.
In 2016, more people flew in planes than ever recorded in history. Technology has also enabled new developments to take place through the air, from drones to satellite communication. The sky host avid migrants: water particles, seeds and birds. Meanwhile seas and oceans have become a morbid stage to which nobody pays attention, where thousands die as they hope of a better future. The sea is also home to nomadic populations of humans and animals; a millennial stage for exploration, a source of food and life—and a contested space.