Irregular mobility across Europe


Visualization is crucial in the management, control and politics of human mobility. Both the drawing of spatial borders and the identification of persons involve sophisticated practices of visualization without which it would become impossible to see migration happening in the first place. The EU has been intensely occupied with matters of monitoring, controlling and pre-empting immigration. Yet, such authorities are far from the only one’s engaged in the production of border pictures and the struggle over migrants’ visibility. This research is focused on a number of practices and sites at stake in contemporary visuality of Europe and the people that move across it. It is particularly engaged the question how errors are dealt with by officials, engineers, researchers, activist, migrants and others involved.