The Stories Behind a Line
A visual narrative of six asylum seekers' routes.

A project by Federica Fragapane
KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards 2017 WINNER – Honourable mention in Humanitarian / Global.

«The Stories Behind a Line» is a project that wants to tell the stories of six asylum seekers who arrived in Italy in 2016: M.B., S.S., M.D., A.L., S.W.G. and T.K., who have been hosted at Vercelli CAS Migrantes, Anteo Social Cooperative Onlus.

I'm extremely thankful to them, because they shared with me their painful memories. I decided to tell their stories through data and numbers – traveled kilometers, hours spent, transportations – because I think that this information in its simplicity can really depict the exhausting and dangerous experiences lived by persons who are looking for a better life.
During our interviews I asked them to help me in filling up these lines with data and information and to tell me what they wanted to, without too many questions. This is why in some parts of the lines there are some quotes or notes: these are the moments in which they shared with me a more detailed fragment of their story.

There are some missing data and there are two main reasons for that: either they weren't able to recall the information or I was so moved that I simply forgot to ask it. I think that imperfections in this projects are inevitable and I think that's right.

I want to thank Alfonsina Zanatta, referent of  Vercelli Festa dei Popoli, who helped me to get in contact with CAS Migrantes.
I also want to thank Alberto Fragapane, who helped me in the communication with the French speaking people.
Thank you to Alex Piacentini, who worked with me at the website and helped me to build up this project.

And thank you so much M.B., S.S., M.D., A.L., S.W.G. and T.K. for sharing with me your precious memories.
The legend of the project
A.L.'s route from Guinea to Italy
M.B.'s route from Ivory Coast to Italy
S.S.'s route to Italy: days of stay and days of travel
S.S.'s route, visualized on a map
A.L.'s story: days and kilometers
S.W.G.'s story: days and kilometers
The project was awarded with HONOURABLE MENTION
at KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards 2017.
The Stories Behind a Line
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The Stories Behind a Line

«The Stories Behind a Line» is a visual narrative of six asylum seekers' routes.
620
10.2k
35
Published: