since 2012 (ongoing)

The International Organization for Migration documents since 2014 the number of people who die during their migration. Since then, more than 33,200 „refugees“ have died worldwide due to the circumstances of their migration, more than 20,000 of them at the borders of Europe. This makes the „ Walls „ of „ Fortress Europe „ the deadliest borders in the world.
During my journeys to these transit zones, cartographically defined national borders, I experienced hope, failure and the strong will to never give up.
Again and again people asked me the questions about a better and safer life and where this would be best for them?

What does this Europe and the escape mean to them? What is their story and how has it gone after we met?

What makes Europe such a fortress and most importantly – what does this “Fortress Europe” do with ourselves?

Duration: 13 March 2021 – 30 May 2021

Poster design by Christian An