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.

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.

With Contributions by
Alexis Kalagas
→ BOX FRESH
Dinh Q. Lê
→ THE COLONY
Display Distribute
→ THE ENDLESS GARMENT
Justinien Tribillon
→ WONDERS AND ENIGMAS OF THE MIGRATING COCONUT
Konstantin Mitrokhov
→ SEEING WITH DISEMBODIED EYES
Ala Tannir
→ BLOOD IN THE WATER
Carlos Kong
→ TO CROSS THE SEA ON FOOT
James Morgan
→ LAST OF THE SEA NOMADS
Lindsay Bremner
→ ON MONSOON ASSEMBLAGES
Avalanche
→ LIQUID EARTH
Richard Sears
→ BREAKING THE SILENCE
Anna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin
→ THESE BIRDS OF PARADISE
Irene Stracuzzi
→ DRAWING ON ICE