Crossover – New Images from both sides of the Adriatic
Hi all, just back from working and travelling in the Adriatic region and starting to wade through all the photographs, information and emotions that Leannej and I gathered while leading a digital story-telling project at a Migrant Centre in Italy. We also toured through Montenegro, Albania, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzogovina and met with a lot of kind and committed people dealing with both the consequences of the past and the calamitous forces of the present.
To paraphrase Miran Noderland, from the forward of the book – The Art of Survival …” Numerous events in recent history have shown us that a transboundry crisis operates in one and every space at the same time… we are faced with… socio-economic inequalities, climate change, technological complexities…the rise of nationalism, proxy wars, distorted demographics, cultural-religious tensions… we will soon realize that our reality has become a shared reality…one that can easily cross geographical, jump functional and transcend traditional time boundaries.”
Despite the seeming chaos of current global events we came away with a little bit of hope, a fair amount of inspiration and a much clearer sense of the interconnectedness of all our struggles. Here’s a few images that try and pull together some the stories we were told, a few of the things we saw, and the many ideas and feelings we encountered and hope to try and honour.