Exhibition for the German Traffic Museum Dresden
THE Exhibition DESIGN WAS REALIZED TOGETHER WITH
Migration – (E)migration, flight and displacement
People have always migrated. The earliest archaeological evidence of migration found in present-day Saxony is thousands of years old. People continue to leave their homes today because of famine, suppression, war, natural disasters or the hope of a better life somewhere else. It often was – and still is – simply a matter of saving their own lives. Various modes of transportation frequently play an important role in migration flows. A number of innovations in the transport sector, such as the railways and steamships, provided significant momentum in this respect. This exhibition presents a selection of individuals and their stories from past centuries to the present day. The people and their biographies differ as much as their reasons for migrating. To understand why they emigrated, fled or were displaced, it is important for us to envisage what they experienced, their life stories and destinies. Data and numbers alone do not provide enough insight. The exhibition therefore provides a platform for the migrants themselves to tell their own tale.
PHOTO CREDITS: Prof. Frithjof Meinel