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Migrant 6: Foreign Agents 
Migrant Journal

Mirgant Journal 6

Mirgant Journal 6Migrant 6: Foreign Agents
Migrant Journal

Edited by Catarina de Almeida Brito and Justinien Tribillon.

Contributing Artists: Paul Wilson, Reinhard Schmidt, Gabriel Amza, Jonathan Liebembuk, Dima Srouji, Pol Esteve, Dennis Pohl, Pol Esteve, Dennis Pohl, Martina Muzi, Nice Katlehong, Mirjam Kooiman, Dámaso Randulfe, Marta Michalowska, Andrew Scheinman and Kaspar Hauser.



151 Pages
180 x 245 mm
ISSN 2398984x


Migrant subjects create migrant imaginaries. Ideas, customs, technologies and expressive forms circulate alongside mobile communities and, in so doing, they mutate, reconfigure and affect surrounding cultures. 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. Today, the advent of machine learning and algorithmic technologies means that many of these migrations occur without being mediated, or even perceived, by humans.

In ‘Foreign Agents’, the sixth and final issue of Migant 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.

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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