Cultural Writing. Edited by Jena Osman. By definition, a refuge is a safe place for those in danger: a nature refuge shelters wildlife from over-hunting and habitat loss, a refugee camp protects innocent civilians from perilous warring forces. But the closer one looks at these spaces of protection, the more permeable their borders, the more complex the acts of isolation they require. REFUGE / REFUGEE includes a poetic essay on the paradoxes to be found at Lake Mattamuskeet Wildlife Refuge by Emily Abendroth, a discussion of the "border industrial complex" by Bryan Finoki, a visual examination of the architecture of crisis as found in refugee camps by Amze Emmons, and interviews of refugee teens conducted by The Documentary Project.
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