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Invisible borders – German art project

Utilising models, plans, texts, photographs and a short film the exhibition “Residenzpflicht — Invisible Borders” documents the resulting geography of multiple inclusion and exclusion, its impact on the perception of space, but also strategies of res



Refugees, while they are either in the asylum process or live in Germany with a so-called ‘Duldung’, are facing invisible borders in their everyday life. For example they are only allowed to move within a certain area due to the ‘Residenzpflicht’ (‘duty of residence’). At the same time they are forced to live in refugee homes or camps, that are often at the edge or outside of regular settlement areas.
Voucher systems instead of cash benefits, but also police controls in train stations and trains targeting people who look ‘foreign’, stigmatise refugees and intensify their social isolation.

From 14 March until 5 April 2012 the exhibition will be shown at the city hall in Erlangen.

Schwerin (14 May until 1 June 2012)
Koblenz (12 July until 3 August 2012)


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