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Crisis, Migration and the Death Drive of Capitalism

Bouchra Khalili, The Constellations, Fig.6, 2011, silkscreen print on BFK Rives paper, 40 × 60cm. © Bouchra Khalili– Galerie Polaris, Paris
Vassilis S.Tsianos and Dimitris Papadopoulos sketch out a reading of the current euro zone crisis through migration and its socio-economic ramifications. Since we met Sapik in the summer of 2009 in the Pagani refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, we have been regularly talking to him on the phone or via the internet. He became a co-researcher and adviser for our research project of Mig@net. Sapik has a very active Facebook account, which is linked to a well-informed and useful blog about mobility and transit issues relevant to the Afghan community. Suddenly, while writing this essay, it became impossible to contact him. We were very concerned.