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Migrant 2: Wired Capital
Migrant Journal


Migrant Journal

Edited by Catarina de Almeida Brito and Justinien Tribillon.

Contributing Artists: Dámaso Randulfe, Michiko Ito, Sophie Dyer, Eline Benjaminsen, Shintaro Miyazaki, Alexandra VoivozeanuPaolo Woods, Gabriele Galimberti, Paulo Moreira, Pétur Waldorff, Amie SiegelMaya Ober, Magdala Goldin, Justinien Tribillon, Saskia Sassen, Michaela Büsse, Jariyaporn Prachasartta.


Edition of 1000
144 Pages
180 x 245 mm
ISSN 2398984x


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 traveling to Spain and ­Portugal every summer to pick strawberries while Portuguese workers harvest grapes in France, to globally-spread offshore accounts.

About the Journal
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.

About the Editors
Catarina de Almeida Brito
is the co-founder of Mae Office, a communications agency focused on architecture, design, and our built environment. She is also an independent architect and freelance journalist based in Lisbon with a particular interest in architecture and diplomacy.

Justinien Tribillon is a writer, researcher, editor and curator. An urbanist, he’s interested in understanding cities, their social fabric, the way they are governed and designed. He regularly contributes feature articles to The Guardian, writing for instance about Paris’s subterranean secrets, or Bucharest uncanny wildlife reserves, as well as The Architectural Review, MONU and other publications. In 2019, Justinien contributed to Rotterdam-based architectural historians Crimson’s latest book Cities of Comings and Goings with a chapter on the history of London’s urbanism in relation to migration.

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