Europe’s borders in 2015: a visual review

Undoubtedly this has been an annus horribilis for European borders. Here are some visual highlights of the last 12 months…


February 2015

The Other Exodus: Kosovars heading North

The other exodus - Kosovar heading north - February Getty

April 2015

Sunk: the deadliest drowning in the Mediterranean (so far)

Sinking off Malata -April Reuters

April 2015

Calais’ waves: migrants try to enter the Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel April

April 2015

All along the watchtower: Poland proposes border posts around Kalingrad 

Poalnd-Kalingrad watchtower proposal April- Reuters

April 2015

Born to be wild: Pro-Putin bikers stopped at Polish border

Pro puting bikers

June 2015

Terra nullius: migrants stranded at Italy-France border

migrants stranded -italy france border June Reuters

August 2015

Greek tragedies: migrants landing in Lesbos

To Lesbos  oct 2 2015 - Reuters

September 2015


Aylan september 2

September 2015

No (Of)fence: migrants making their way trough Serbia-Hungary border

Hungary border fence september

September 2015

Tripping: foul play at the Hungarian border

Trippincamerwona sept Getti image

September 2015

The long march: migrants heading to Austria

HUngarain -Austrian border


September 2015

Guardian Angel(a): Germany opens the doors to migrants



November 2015

Suspended! Schengen area under pressure after Paris attacks

French italian border after Paris Nov


December 2015
Øresund blues: Sweden closes its border with Denmark

Sweden closes Oresund bridge with Denmark Dec- Getty



European borders in 2016?

Schengen future


Mapping Europe’s border art – Part III

Here is the third instalment of Schengen border art, an ongoing project in which I try to map the multifarious ways in which the Old Continent’s (real and imaginary) frontiers have been represented/performed/subverted.


Schengen – Helmy Nouh (2013, film)


Schengen film





Migrants moving history: Narratives of diversity in Europe (2007, documentary)


Migrant Moving history







The list – Banu Cennetoglu (2006, installation)







Permanent Waiting Room (2008, Installation)




Melilla – Flo Razowsky (2007, photos)




New Voices from Europe and Beyond’ – ARC Publications/ Literature Across Frontiers (Poetry Anthology Series)









Mapping Europe’s border art – part II

In my previous post I presented the project Schengen border art. What follows are some more examples of creative representations and performances of/about European frontiers. Enjoy!


There is no place – Lisl Ponger (2007, photographs)

There is no place







Foreigners registration office – Ximena Aburto Felis (2007, video)

Foreign registration





Blue Wall of Silence – Vibeke Jensen (2007, installation)



Frontiers – You’ve reached Fortress Europe (2008, videogame)

Fortress Europe game




Schengen – Raphael Haroche (2006, song)

Rafael Schengen



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