Dunkirk, France 2022

Arianna Cavalensi

Departing from the idea of the sea as an entangled process of laws and jurisdictions to practice state border control, my research moves from the sea to its shores. The shore of Dunkirk, is now known for being an embarkation point where an increasing number of people attempt to cross the English Channel, hoping to reach the UK. Since the dismantlement of the refugee camp in Calais in October 2016, other migrant camps have been formed and thousands of people are camping along the coast between Calais and Dunkirk hiding in the woods and fields.

Working as a volunteer I am investigating and documenting this overlooked reality with the intention to open up a dialogue on the current European politics of migration.

Masters Photography & Society exhibition 24-26 June Bunker at Waterkant Kapelweg 55, 2587 BK The Hague