Brendon Ung

In light of future movement on our planet, how can spatial practices enhance the interiority, and extend the temporality, of healing in order to mediate irregular migration?

Transgeographic Mediation transforms behaviours that treat offshore asylum-seeker processing as passive human migration. Situated at the existing processing port of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island; this project reimagines temporary immigration processes to respond to emergency health needs created through refugees’ ongoing traumas, especially long periods at sea. Introducing empathetic spaces into this process, this project engages with healing current cultural anxieties between displaced and existing communities at the threshold between ocean and land.