Border Crossings – Marta Monge

February 29, 2016

Border Crossings attempts to raise awareness and trigger debate on the current phenomenon of illegal migration, with particular focus on Sub-Saharan and Maghrebi migrants and the perilous journeys they face, chasing the elusive European dream.

The project plays with and paradoxically twists the traditional vision of clandestine immigration provided by media. On one side by exploring the migrant’s point of view, looking at the journey to Europe and its many ordeals through the potentialities of crafty ad-hoc design solutions.

On the other side by exaggerating the public hysteria and fear of the different that fuels wide spread anti-immigration feelings, portraying the migrant as a threat lurking outside the gates of Europe. The result is a series of tainted objects, whose harmless appearance conceals the story of an invisible reality, much closer to us than how we expect.

The Border Crossings project will be exhibited by Designersblock in Milan in April.

Learn more about the Border Crossings project.

Stowaway Luggage - Marta monge

Stowaway Luggage – Marta Monge

Border Cossings folder - Marta monge

Border Cossings folder – Marta monge

Border Cossings folder - Marta monge

Border Cossings folder – Marta Monge

Border Cossings folder - Marta monge

Border Cossings folder – Marta Monge

Border Cossings folder - Marta Monge

Border Cossings folder – Marta Monge

Border Crossings officer - Marta Monge

Border Crossings officer – Marta Monge

Border Cossings folder - Marta Monge

Border Cossings folder – Marta Monge

Border Cossings NASSA  - Marta Monge

Border Cossings NASSA – Marta Monge

Border Cossings Mylar - Marta Monge

Border Cossings Mylar – Marta Monge

Border Cossings Ladder Mesh - Marta Monge

Border Cossings Ladder Mesh – Marta Monge

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Border Cossings Nassa Mesh – Marta Monge

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Border Cossings Baksheesh – Marta Monge

Border Crossings - Marta Monge

Border Crossings – Marta Monge

Border Cossings folder - Marta Monge

Border Cossings folder – Marta Monge