System of Systems is a multidisciplinary research project that analyses the bureaucratic, spatial and technological conditions that shape Europe’s migration landscape. We collaborate with a range of practitioners – activists to artists, policy makers to academics – to elucidate how nation states use complex and overlapping systems to produce, manage and process migration. 

Central to our work is the understanding that migration is deeply entangled with histories of capitalism, colonialism and imperial conquest. These forces continue to shape displacement through the extraction of resources, conflict and ecological catastrophe. Our research therefore seeks to recognise this legacy and redress harmful narratives that instrumentalise displaced peoples as a ‘crisis’ in need of deterrence through highly securitised, and heavily financed, violent border regimes. 

The project was initiated in 2016 by Rebecca Glyn-Blanco, Maria McLintock and Danae Io.

→ System of Systems is in solidarity with people on the move.

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