Geoidentity logging the border: Echoes around the world: (Video Communication of the problem). I made a radical decision to avoid an... Read More
Geoidentity logging the border: Echoes around the world:
(Video Communication of the problem).
I made a radical decision to avoid an “official” narrative approach to communicate the core-project. Instead, I collected several voices from migrants and refugees around the world, creating a synergic echo, an ongoing and shared story told by those who lived it. You will listen to the voices of migrants and refugees from Syria, South America, Kenya, Ivory Coast. The experience aims to describe the frustration about the inability and negation for migrants and refugees to pursue their studies and careers in different countries.
Geoidentity: Logging the border
By crossing many countries from Italy to Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Easter Island, Bolivia, Malta and by cooperating with young refugees from Syria, Lebanon, South Sudan, Ivory Coast, and Venezuela, I developed Geoidentity: logging the border. During my research, whilst working as a volunteer in a Syrian community of refugees in Chile and Italy, I discovered how displaced people are forced to suddenly leave their homes, losing access to vital personal documents, such as graduated or present students certificates. This happens as a consequence of wars and climate change. The loss of academic qualifications as well as their titles not being recognized because of the inconsistency of validation processes between countries makes it extremely difficult for migrants to rebuild their lives in a host country.
But in such a globalized era, where continents in movement are creating a geoseismic view of reality, we must act upon and design universal systems.
Geoidentity proposes a universal system for study validation with an academic passport to present and preserve one’s identity. The electronic passport contains personal data and academic data as an intrinsic part of our identity. Our studies and career choices define and say much more about who we are. Finally, those data are logged and validated through a biometric sensor to a blockchain platform allowing students to provide all their data to any host university in the world, by being able to pursue their career goals everywhere.