Colors No.89: Moving House

An issue on human migration

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In the past quarter century, the world’s migration rate has doubled. Today, 232 million migrants live abroad, and 90 million more are currently packing their bags.

COLORS 89—Moving House follows their journeys. While Spanish homeowners are setting up house on the streets after getting evicted from their homes, Chinese workers are moving into shipping containers in Shanghai. Indian temple devotees are sacrificing toy airplanes in return for a visa; halfway across the world, Mexican vacationists are voluntarily getting chased by fake US border patrol at a local tourist attraction. We’ve investigated people’s motives to move, the borders they cross, the things they carry and the obstacles they surmount. Including a few tips on how to build a temporary shelter and a set of maps to put you on the right path, in case you are looking for one.

Creative Direction: Patrick Waterhouse
Art Direction: Ramon Pezzarini and Tim Wan
Graphic Design: Christoph Miler
Illustration: Fanqiao Wang