"Lesvos is becoming an offshore island for the EU to keep unwanted migrants away. Onshore "Islands" are also emerging for instance Idomeni, Grande Synth and Calais where the law does not protect the asylum seeker."


- M.Bedir (2016) After Belonging 


Bedir argues that these sites, spaces have been transformed into "extraterritorial wastelands, blackholes managed by private companies profiting from national governments or the EU." Frontex being at the core. 




 

Calais. French Gendarmerie become spectators to a cricket match from the border to the road.

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Calais. Graffiti next to site. 

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Calais. The unregulated building systems create precarious and hazardous  living arrangements. 

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Calais. A group of journalists try to capture the most dramatic shot to headline the news. 

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Calais. Government funded fence to deter migrants. More money is spent on border control and deterrence than aid or relief. 

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Calais side of the euro tunnel 

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Lesvos. Graffiti in the town of Mitylene. Frontex is at the core of border control.  

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Lesvos. Familiar relief tents outside Moria.   

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Lesvos. Moria entrance. No access. "they call it guantÁnamo" - Moria resident. 
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Lesvos. graffiti. 

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Lesvos. Bins outside Moria camp.

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Lesvos. Rubbish scattered on the beaches. 

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Calais. After the demolition the camps infrastructure is still visible.  

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Calais. Lego skeleton.

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