Migrant subjects create migrant imaginaries. The very notion of culture is inseparable from these processes of diffusion, friction, transformation and creolization. When the journeys and experiences of people on the move are documented and represented, migration itself becomes the subject of culture. Rituals and institutions, knowledge and identities, phonemes, pigments and pixels, notions of taste, class, gender or ethnicity migrate across time and space at any given epoch.
In the sixth and final issue of MIGRANT JOURNAL, you will follow the journeys of Diamond Painting across China, the real-life utopia of Esperanto, the bedazzled domes of Jerusalem and the digital landscapes of Poland, an exploration of Freud's 'uncanny' and Borges's labyrinths, but also buddae jjigae and fusion-style Polish carp among many other stories.
TABLE OF CONTENTSJesse Connuck → SPAM AMERICANAPaul Wilson → ESPERANTUJO, LAND OF THE HOPEFULReinhard Schmidt and Gabriel Amza → PALMS ON BALCONIESJonathan Liebembuk → UNCANNY LABYRINTHSDima Srouji → BEDAZZLED JERUSALEM: CITY SIMULACRA AND UNORIGINAL TRUTHSPol Esteve and Dennis Pohl → POST-IMAGE EU: FROM TV SETS TO DATA FLOWSBenjamin Orlow → ASAFO FLAGSMartina Muzi → 5D DIAMOND FAMILY PORTRAITNice Katlehong → MASKANDI, THE TRAVELLING MAN’S MUSICMirjam Kooiman → RUN, FOREST, RUN!Dámaso Randulfe → DISLOCATIONSMarta Michalowska → CYPRINUS CARPIO FROM TESCOAndrew Scheinman → THE LAND WHERE LAURELS GROWKaspar Hauser → THE COMFORTING SHADOW OF KNOWLEDGE