They were, those people, a kind of solution

The project They were, those people, a kind of solution is funded through European Union’s Creative Europe program.

Lecture by Sohrab Mohebbi

It is obvious from the map

Location
Klub Mama, Zagreb
Date
07/02/2017

Sohrab Mohebbi talks about the exhibition It is obvious from the map co-curated with Thomas Keenan. The talk reviews some aspects of the exhibition that looks at the role of map-making in the current refugee crisis in Europe. The research examines "the design of this crisis" through two types of maps: those created, exchanged, distributed and annotated by migrants on paper and through their cell phones; and those produced by governmental and interstate agencies for the control, tracking and management of migrants. in the current refugee crisis in Europe. The exhibition suggests that the claim to humanity doesn’t just happen at the border or in the camp or at the train station or the asylum hearing: the journey itself is a way of making the claim or asking the question. An earlier version of the exhibition was presented at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial.

Sohrab Mohebbi is a curator and writer based in Los Angeles where he is the associate curator at REDCAT. He is a recipient of Tremaine Foundation Award for the exhibition Hotel Theory. His blog presencedocuments.com was supported by Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers. Together with Thomas Keenan, he is curating the exhibition It is obvious from the map at REDCAT, March 2017.

The program is supported by:

  • City Office for Education, Culture and Sports of the City of Zagreb
  • European Union’s Creative Europe program
  • Foundation for Arts Initiatives
  • Kultura Nova Foundation
  • Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia
  • Office for Cooperation with NGOs of the Republic of Croatia