The mission of the Amplification Project: Digital Archive for Forced Migration, Contemporary Art, and Action is to document, preserve, and raise the visibility of art and activism inspired, influenced, or affected by forced migration.
We are a community-based participatory public digital archive to which any artist and activist can contribute new or existing artwork and activist projects related to forced migration. For artists who are crossing borders, undergoing asylum or refugee processes, or who want to (re)activate their work beyond its originating, exhibition, or performance state—the Amplification Project documents, stores, and through the connective affordances of the digital, extends the temporal and spatial reach of their work. Through linking together and building awareness of people, art, activism, and archiving in support of refugees, we further seek to raise social and political consciousness about displacement and its effects on societies, cultures, and lives. We also aim to disrupt anti-refugee and xenophobic rhetoric and offset the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of refugees in institutional archives, the media, and collective memory.
Image: Camp Roja, Ventimiglia, Italy, 2020 by Vukašin Nedeljković/www.fortresseu.com