Migrant Journal #03
Migrant Journal Issue 3: Flowing Grounds
- Condition: New
- Language: English
- 196 Pages
- 18cm x 24.5cm (7.09" x 9.65")
- Published in London, UK
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. Throughout millennia, water particles, seeds and birds have been avid migrants, essential for our global ecosystem. Meanwhile seas and oceans have become a morbid stage to which nobody pays attention, where thousands die as they hope of a better future. 5,098 individuals lost their lives in their attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea in 2016. 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. While the seamless ocean and the boundless skies deceive us as infinite spaces, they are submitted to international laws, social and political dynamics, along with the intrinsic laws of nature.
Obsessed by the movements of humans, the ‘big picture’ and the mega-infrastructure that make their circulation possible, we forget that every great journey has its origin below the radar. The planetary and the microscopic are not necessarily in opposition—life is but a flow of minerals. Disease, seeds, plants, fauna have travelled the world, and back again, echoing humanity’s stories of exploration, exploitation and colonization. Migrant Journal is a six-issue publication exploring the circulation of people, goods, information, fauna and flora around the world and the transformative impact they have on space.