Esferas 12: migración y asilo / migration and asylum

Issue 12 | Fall 2021

This multidisciplinary and multilingual exploration of migration and asylum, compiled in collaboration with the Asylum H-Lab at NYU’s Center for the Humanities, works to establish an interconnected perspective on the opportunities and tensions created when people move across territories divided by state-enforced borders. The H-Lab focuses on “information/evidence/data regarding asylum seekers and the asylum process in the United States.” The combination of the H-Lab’s analytical dossier with other creative and individual approaches to the theme, including students’ relationship with their own migratory history, allows Esferas 12 to elaborate on the layered influences of the politics of enforcement, punishment, access and (self-)identification, as well as the ethical responsibilities in a field which includes and represents such a vulnerable population.