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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.
MIGRANT is edited by Justinien Tribillon, Michaela Büsse and Dámaso Randulfe. It's co-edited and designed by Offshore Studio, formed of Isabel Seiffert and Christoph Miler.
CALL FOR PROPOSAL NO. 4
As you enter a dark space, your pupils dilate to allow more light to hit your retina, to allow you to see. If darkness is the absence of light, or the absorption of photons by a surface, it also constitutes a counterpoint that creates voids and leading lines. Darkness is what remains hidden. It can be ugliness, criminality, hatred and oppression. But darkness also embodies both beginning and infinity—a breeding ground for alternative thinking, dubious exchanges and non-normative pleasures.
We would like to invite contributors to explore darkness and migration. From slave trade and sex trafficking to particles colliding at light speed and the research of new matters, we invite contributions from all geographic, professional, cultural, scientific and artistic backgrounds. We welcome essay, fiction, journalism, photo reportage, art and original translation. Please send a short pitch, along with a few words introducing yourself or your collective as well as a portfolio or writing samples by the 15th of November 2017 to email@example.com.
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“There are many ways to talk about migration and at a time when the debate is so divided, we highlight some of the projects and stories doing it the right way.”
→ Monocle 24Radio
“It’s our magazine of the week … if not the month … if not the year (…) Migrant Journal asks a political question: if we build a wall to prevent migration, are we to cut cords too?”
“It’s a brilliant piece of work, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what the next five issues will bring”
“There is that type of publication that seems to be timeless and contemporary at the same time. Migrant Journal’s first issue accomplishes what it has been aspiring to”
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“An unusual custom typeface and great layouts”
→ It’s Nice That
“A new magazine wants to change how we think about migration”
→ The Spaces
Press reviews also include features in the print editions of Monocle (April 2017), L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui (March 2017), ZEITmagazin (February 2017), among others.