La Bourse - Rops
Hours and dates
- Oct 26 from 11:00 to 11:40
Jack Isles is an architect, researcher and cartographer working between Italy and Spain.
Jack’s work focuses on the intersection of climatology, migration and human rights, developing spatial methodologies and analytical practices for investigating conflict across numerous scales. As a cartographer he is a member of the Swiss based agency for investigation Border Forensics, documenting state sponsored violence at Europe’s borders. Whilst as a researcher at the University of Bologna, he is a member of the ERC funded Hostile Envrioment’s project, investigating the political ecology of migration and border violence.
Jack’s work has been exhibited and published by organisations such as Human Rights Watch, Chicago Architecture Triennale, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and Elisava Escuela Universitaria de Diseño e Ingeniería de Barcelona.
Hostile Waters - Strategies for Resistance
Hostile Waters explores the frayed edges and intrinsic violence of Europe’s internal and external borders. Focussing on work surrounding migration across the Central Mediterranean, Jack will extrapolate upon investigative, spatial and artistic practices for documenting and denouncing violence at sea.
The talk will highlight various forensic methodologies developed by Border Forensics and LIMINAL for resisting the criminalisation of migration and widespread border surveillance, transforming the skies above the mediterranean sea.