Migrations in the era of globalisation. Migrations as conflict and an opportunity for countries.
Espai Migrar is devoted to the migratory heritage of the 21st century. The MhiC is establishing this area as a living collection under construction. The exhibition area is located outdoors and it invites visitors to reflect on the most immediate present and the future of migrants. It also raises questions about how they’re welcomed and how society’s identity is being shaped.
It’s a globalised space confined by different borders that enters the maze of the contemporary metropolis and the physical, emotional and bureaucratic routes that migrations take. Contributions by contemporary thinkers, a children’s game, letters and objects are the museum’s resources to examine the current migratory heritage. The metallic sound of the fenced enclosure posts conjures up the memories and uncomfortable facts of the present: migrant children, racism, colonialism and the boats in which migrants put to sea.
The object stands out as a testament to the processes and cultural identity, and the different interactive digitised resources offer an insight into historical and social aspects of immigration and showcase local-based social and artistic projects.