futuring migration // frontyard projects
State devised narratives and ideologies drive restrictive and punitive migration policies. Migrants, refugees, activists and advocates resist and react to these narratives. We spend much time and energy trying to correct racist and fear-mongering misinformation presented by Government. This workshop aims to open up a space to discuss migrant and refugee rights, and mobility, outside of simply responding to Government rhetoric – and to think beyond (and ahead of) the same debates that have dominated discussions about migration in Australia since at least the so-called ‘Tampa’ election in 2001. The workshop hosts will chat about different initiatives that have tried to imagine alternative visions of ‘the border’. This is a list that follows from these meetings.