EXIT: Visualizing Global Human Migrations

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris recently published EXIT , a book that documents intentions and processes behind the immersive installation of the same name, through previously unpublished photographs, essays, interview, context pieces, and richly rendered maps and visualizations.

Global populations are unstable and on the move. Unprecedented numbers of migrants are leaving their home countries for economic, political, and environmental reasons. “Exit” was created to quantify and display this increasing global trend. — excerpt from description, DS+R

EXIT is an immersive installation visualizing human migrations, as well as deforestation and the loss of languages around the world. — Fondation Cartier

Commissioned by Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain for the 2008 exhibit Native Land, Stop Eject, the project was co-created by philosopher and urbanist Paul Virilio, architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, architect-artist Laura Kurgan, statistician-artist Mark Hansen and artist-designer Ben Rubin in partnership with scientists Bruce Albert, François Gemenne, and François-Michel Le Tourneau.



Author: Surabhi Naik

Surabhi Naik is a designer and writer dedicated to Immersive Narratives & Experience Design based in New York City. A graduate student at The New School’s Media Studies Program, she is currently deep-diving into Immersive Storytelling Design & Research and is the Editor for Data Matters Publication at the Center for Data Arts.

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