Atlas of Visual Law
In the context of EU migration laws, official visual representations demonstrate legal and judicial procedures as linear systematized processes, by eliminating the sociopolitical frames that surround the law. The simplifying approach in depicting asylum procedures contradicts with the level of complexity and the intersecting factors that appear in the law implementation processes. Furthermore, the instrumentalization of migration laws in political narratives, and shifting legal battels between court rooms, political agendas and the social arena remain as ambiguous mechanisms with unseen dimensions for laypeople.
In cooperation with the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), the project aims to visually represent the mechanisms of legal strategies in the context of human rights, based on literature resources and in court situations. In this context, the focal points are a) to visually demonstrate the invisible connections between legal means, political powers and social injustice in the context of EU migration laws, in and beyond court rooms; b) to represent the factors of injustice in the context of border rights, that causes legal struggles, political and social tensions in the EU, through factual cases of pushbacks.
The project understands legal visualizations as epistemological means, that communicate legal processes and legislative provisions. Furthermore, it demonstrates diagrammatic possibilities in mediating and representing the legal norms as visual narratives. With the assumption that visualizations can showcase unseen dimensions and relations, in and around the law. Therefore, it has the potential of becoming a working tool for collective actors and social movements in their emancipatory political struggles.
Leave No One Behind
Leave No One Behind is an organisation and a movement. They see themselves as a community for solidarity projects, provide a platform and generate attention through social media and high-profile projects.
The requested cooperation was relatively open. Due to time and capacity constraints, we decided to design merchandise for LNOB’s online store in a two-day workshop. It seemed to make sense to us to design T-shirts, as these make up the majority of the online store and, from experience, generate more attention. Based on the demands #LNOB formulates, motifs were created during the workshop that also address our cooperation with Sea-Watch. After we made a selection in exchange with LNOB, we decided to produce the shirts ourselves in a small edition of 36 pieces using screen printing and to sell them during the presentation.
● 23.01.31, Leave No One Behind Merch Workshop
- Lara Liske
● 22.10.03, previous campaign workshop 2022
ongoingJohanna Wendel, Katja Ulbrich, Lorenz Bohlmann, Luka Vonderau