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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 on 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.
A six-issue publication, released between 2016 and 2019, MIGRANT continues as an open platform organising public events.
MIGRANT was co-founded by Justinien Tribillon (issues 1—6), Isabel Seiffert (1—6), Christoph Miler (1—6) and Catarina de Almeida Brito (1—2), later joined by Michaela Büsse (3—6) and Dámaso Randulfe (3—6). Edited collectively, it was co-edited and art directed by Offshore Studio (Isabel Seiffert and Christoph Miler).
MIGRANT has received six commendations for Best Magazine (2017, 2018, 2019), Best Editor (2018), Best Art Director (2018) and Best Launch (2017) at the Stack Awards. It has been shortlisted for the Design Museum's Beazley Design of the Year 2018. MIGRANT was awarded the Willy Fleckhaus Preis by the Art Directors Club für Deutschland and a Graphite Pencil at the D&AD Awards in 2019. In 2019, it also entered the permanent collection of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, France.
MIGRANT has been exhibited
→ GRASSI, Leipzig, Germany
→ Collectif Blanc, Galerie UQO Montreal, Canada
→ XXII Triennale di Milano, Italy
→ Artefact Festival, Leuven, Belgium
→ 'Print! Tearing It Up', Somerset House, London, UK
→ Design Museum, London, UK
→ '1, 2, 3 Data', Fondation EDF, Paris, France
→ Fiamme Venice, Italy in 2018
→ 'The Hidden Fashion Library', Take Festival, Vienna, Austria
→ Depot Basel, Switzerland
→ Umlaut Gallery, London, UK
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"Migrant Journal has always been important as an editorial project; its stories are essential reading. With this [fifth] issue all the elements have fallen into place to make it a brilliant editorial project — worthy, beautiful and engaging."
“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”
→ Do You Read Me?!
“Creative Review’s Good Reads”
→ Creative Review
“An unusual custom typeface and great layouts”
→ It’s Nice That
“A new magazine wants to change how we think about migration”
→ The Spaces
Our press kit is available to download here.