How does the experience of movement and migration make meaning, transmit messages, and reorder our social and political environments? In what ways does migration orient ideas and information: about nation and world, self and society, art and culture? How do migration practices relate to the governing metaphors of our time? The M2Lab is an experimental space to explore such questions in an open-ended way. Our mission is to incubate project agendas for innovative ideas and solutions to issues relating to migration. In particular, M2Lab seeks to lend a sharp eye and ear to catch and interpret the conversations between media technologies, forms, and practices and the unfolding scenarios of migration. Our current projects highlight movement as voice, as recollection, and as line tracings. They explore both artisanal and theoretical possibilities. They help us see migrant paths as simultaneously existential and symbolic, lived and imagined. Through description, presentation, and narration, mappings and renderings, our goal is to stimulate fresh ways of approaching the media-migration nexus.
Also, check out the comic book we made explaining our origin story
Content & Contributors
M2Lab was created with support from The New School and Wayward Creative. The project's content and media continuously grow and evolve through work provided by contributors across a wide variety of media and experiences. To learn more or contribute to the M2Lab, please reach out to our team. For more on migration and media, visit: www.migrationmapping.org