Mapping the Migratory Movements - Archive ouverte HAL Access content directly
Journal Articles Revue Europeenne des Migrations Internationales Year : 2016

Mapping the Migratory Movements


Based on several conventional geography works and/or artistic works – some of them made by the authors of this paper –, this article focuses on how the mapping of international migrations has evolved since the beginning of the 1990s. The representation of migratory movements, which oscillates between arrows, measurements of stocks and different forms of design, implies both scientific and political stakes for the cartography and geography of migrations. After making a brief recalling of the changes that the mapping of migratory flows has experienced from its origins in the 19th century until today, the authors refer to the main technical and epistemological challenges that cartography of migratory movements and the presentations of itineraries raise nowadays. Finally the article analyses the new cartographic forms that have emerged since the beginning of the 2000s within the interconnected domains of sciences, arts, and militancy.

Dates and versions

halshs-01883520 , version 1 (28-09-2018)



Lucie Bacon, Olivier Clochard, Thomas Honoré, Nicolas Lambert, Sarah Mekdjian, et al.. Mapping the Migratory Movements. Revue Europeenne des Migrations Internationales, 2016, ⟨10.4000/remi.8803⟩. ⟨halshs-01883520⟩
79 View
0 Download



Gmail Facebook Twitter LinkedIn More