Migration Map at Shuffle Festival
The migration map was an installation commissioned by Shuffle festival as part of their Movement, Migration & Place theme. It was a way of exploring the identity and heritage of the current residents of the local area, Tower Hamlets.
The festival organisers conducted a survey to discover the birthplaces of the four generations of ancestors of the respondents, who currently lived in Tower Hamlets. These were then plotted as points of light on a hand painted atlas. The points of light were grouped by generation and gently cycled to show the paths of families travelling the globe over hundreds of years. As the paths went back through history, the dispersion of people gradually expanded to cover the entire world.