antiAtlas of Borders

The Antiatlas of borders is a group of researchers, artists and professionnals offering a unique approach on the mutations of control systems along land, sea, air and virtual states borders. Our website presents archives of our research (seminars, international conferencearticlesinterviews with researchers) and artistic activities (exhibitions and  online gallery). It is also a platform monitoring and communicating on events, publications, articles, news and artworks adressing the mutations of 21st century borders.

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AntiAtlas Journal

The antiAtlas-Journal is a digital review that opens an exploratory editorial space in order to reflect on the mutations of contemporary state borders, and new editing practices in humanities and social sciences. The antiAtlas-Journal is available through three formats: web, touchpads and PDF.


The Expansion of the EU Readmission System

The Expansion of the EU Readmission System: From the 1950s onwards Readmission pertains to the removal of aliens who do not or no longer have the right to enter or live in the territory of a country. Countries of destination, of transit and of origin may cooperate on readmission by drafting an agreement. Historically, politically and legally, readmission is not a new topic in international relations. What, however, is new and unprecedented are the ways in which the cooperation on readmission has been configured and…

Cartographic Games: In-between the Folds of an Upheaval


[Click on the map to enlarge it] By Glenda Gabelli, Federica Sossi, Martina Tazzioli Let’s start from a basic fact: the ‘Tunisians from Lampedusa in Paris.’ They were present. And they made their presence visible, signing their statements during the May occupations as ‘Tunisians from Lampedusa in Paris,’ leaving signs of their presence on the web, with pictures of their banners on the buildings they occupied, with flyers demanding support or calling a march, and with a few ironic images addressed to Europe. What all these ways…

Donner à voir les camps, par David Lagarde

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  Par David Lagarde Lorsque Michel Agier et Olivier Clochard m’ont proposé au printemps 2013 de réaliser une “carte globale des camps” dans le cadre du projet de recherche Mobglob, j’ai trouvé leur sollicitation aussi séduisante que périlleuse. En tant que cartographe, il ne me semblait pas exister de meilleur moyen pour alerter l’opinion publique sur la banalisation du phénomène d’enfermement des populations migrantes. Mais au vue du temps et de l’énergie consacrée par les membres du réseau Migreurop à la réalisation de la carte…

On borders’ multiplicity_A perspective from assemblage theory

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       By Christophe Sohn, Department of Urban development and Mobility, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) May 2015   Abstract Various critical and scholarly works have underlined the multiplicity of borders, or the idea that borders mean different things to different people. This paper discusses the potential of the concept of assemblage for better understanding the ontological multidimensionality intrinsic to borders. An assemblage is understood to be a heterogeneous and open-ended grouping of elements that do not form a coherent whole that helps explain…

(Giochi) senza confine 2.0 – an article by Francesca Materozzi and interview with Cédric Parizot

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Un article de Francesca Materozzi sur Corriere delle Migrazioni

The Art of Bordering, A Review by Camille Schmoll


Camille Schmoll - Université Paris VII Denis Diderot, France Décembre 2014 Les artistes, chercheur.e.s et activistes réunis au Maxxi-Roma du 24 au 26 octobre dernier ont contribué à bousculer les approches fixistes du territoire et de la géographie politique en nous proposant de nouveaux récits et imaginaires des frontières. Par leurs approches circulantes, multivocales et multisituées, les travaux présentés ont montré qu’il n’y a en aucun cas une seule cartographie possible des frontières, mais bien de multiples visions et vécus. Ces visions ont souvent pour base…

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