Refugees pay for their escape from their motherland, in different ways, and in the worst case with their life. Governments pay for border control and legislations in 'collaboration' with transit states. But who is paying the highest price?
Building on the rejection versus approval dichotomy in asylum seeking procedures, this column deals with the dynamics of rejection and with bureaucratic rituals of indifference by contemporary immigration administrations.
This essay explores how and what an artist like Ai Weiwei can contribute to the discussion on the refugee crisis in Europe and if "political" artworks and artistic expressions can have a certain impact on society.
There are many available apps that target asylum seekers and refugees specifically. To get an idea of these apps we have taken a closer look at some of these apps and their functions. We have also spoken to some of the makers of these apps.
Currently housing around 300 asylum seekers and refugees, Oisterwijk refugee center has been a temporary home to such people for 13 years. They have opportunities to develop themselves in various ways while living there.