By Maryssa Cook-Obregón – MA Fashion Futures, London College of Fashion
On the 21st of February, the Passagens series held its fourth session at the London College of Communication (LCC). The discussion was facilitated by Professor Lucy Orta, who is Chair of Art in the Environment at the London College of Fashion (LCF) and part of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, which is a research centre based at LCF.
In the spirit of this series that examines migration, the session started with the screening of a film that documents the first-hand experience of African migrants who have made many attempts to scale border walls to enter Europe in the hopes of finding a better future. Camilla Palestra, Associate Curator at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, was also present at the screening and provided some insightful background on the ideation and production processes for the documentary. Camilla was also able to contextualize the success the film has had since it was released and how the everyday realities that it shows of migration have become increasingly relevant with audiences in Europe.