System of Systems book addresses the “messy” asylum seeking process in Europe

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System of Systems is a book published in conjunction with an exhibition that took place in Athens in May 2017, exploring how technology and bureaucracy are affecting the current migration process in Europe. Edited by Rebecca Glyn-Blanco, Danae Papazymouri and Maria McLintock, the book, launched yesterday, collates a series of visual and written responses to the systems that “determine the fate of asylum seekers”. Works by artists, designers, architects, academics and activists including Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Ayesha Hameed, James Bridle and Daniela Ortiz feature, and react to what co-editor Maria McLintock calls “the complex and knotty legal framework which individuals seeking asylum are forced to navigate, or, in many cases, elude”.

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