MIGRANT JOURNAL #2 – Wired Capital – Out of Print!
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- 2017 ISBN ISNN 2398984X
- 25 × 18.5 × 1.5 cm
The contradiction between restrictions imposed on the movement of people and the acceleration in the circulation of goods, services, money—in one word capital—boosted by free-trade spaces and mechanisms is reaching new levels of paradox and absurdity. The spaces and frictions this contradiction creates will be the topic of Migrant Journal’s second issue: Wired Capital. From ‘iceberg houses’ in London designed for the ‘uber-wealthy,’ to the infrastructure of high-frequency trading, from Romanian agricultural workers travelling to Spain and Portugal every summer to pick strawberries while Portuguese workers harvest grapes in France, to globally-spread offshore accounts.
Sophie Dyer & Eline Benjaminsen
Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti
Paulo Moreira & Pétur Waldorff
Maya Ober & Magdala Goldin
Michaela Büsse & Jariyaporn Prachasartta
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.