On Migration

Perhaps the most memorable analysis on the arbitrariness of geographical borders comes, not from Isaac Newton (who, to his credit, did mourn that, “we build too many walls and not enough bridges”) but from everyone’s favourite contemporary commentator, Jaden Smith, who once famously tweeted that he was “Currently Going Through Customs Even Though (he) Was… Read more »

What We (Don’t) Talk About When We Talk About Migration

When we talk about migration, we eschew names in favour of statistics. We build narratives surrounding the record-setting numbers of refugees and migrants. We quantify the lost lives. Lost livelihoods. Dwindling resources. We don’t talk about the real people behind this data, because it’s easier to conjure up sympathy for large numbers. What we don’t… Read more »