The Expats

What are the high-tech surveillance apparatus deployed by the EU to police its external borders? How does the EU use technologies in bureaucratic systems to ‘process’ and restrict the movements of asylum seekers in Europe? How does the asylum system “illegalise” people? What are the official rules and control apparatus and the not-so-official control mechanisms?

The expat devises all sorts of the stratagems to counter EU bureaucracy, enter “Fortress Europe” and defy both the physical barriers and the added layers of digital fences that record humans as data, currents, points of light, and as signals—not as individuals.