MIGRANT JOURNAL #5 – Micro Odysseys
Justinien Tribillon, Michaela Büsse, Dámaso Randulfe, Christoph Miler (Eds.)
- Migrant Journal
- 2018 ISBN ISSN 2398984X
- 151 pages, 5-colour offset
- Softcover, Paper: Colorplan 270 gsm with embossing (cover), Profi Bulk 11, 115gsm (inside)
- 24.5 × 18 × 1 cm
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 colonisation.
In this fifth and penultimate issue, we explore the microscopic in movement: from shooting stars to shifting sands, bacteria in Estonia and particles in Geneva, mosquitoes in fascist Italy and tuberculosis in Indian cities, micro-plastics floating in the Pacific Ocean, Roman weeds and their mysterious migration to Copenhagen.
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.
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