Lost in Media Booklaunch

Editor Ismail Einashe welcomes the audience in Tate. Photo by Dan Weill photography.

Editor Ismail Einashe welcomes the audience in Tate. Photo by Dan Weill photography.

Book launches
Since the publication on June 28 the book “Lost in Media has been presented at various literary events throughout June and July.

Chrystal Genesis chaired a conversation between contributors Moha Gerehou and Daniel Trilling in Amsterdam. Editor Ismail Einashe, contributors Nadifa Mohamed and Antonija Letinic discussed various topics with Miljenka Buljevic at Sarajevo’s Bookstan festival. Ismail Einashe, Nadifa Mohamed and Antonija Letinic were were guests in Belgrade’s Krokodil. And on July 19th we than launched #LostinMedia in Tate Modern with a panel discussion chaired by Chrystal Genesis of Stance Podcast, with contributions from Tania Bruguera, Nesrine Malik, Daniel Trilling, and Andre Wilkens.

On July 19th 2019, we than launched #LostinMedia at the Tate Modern with a panel discussion chaired by Chrystal Genesis of Stance Podcast, with contributions from Tania Bruguera, Nesrine Malik, Daniel Trilling, and Andre Wilkens.

Book
Lost in Media: Migrant Perspectives and the Public Sphere gathers critical responses to the representations of migrants in the media in Europe through nine essays by prominent writers, artists and journalists. Ever since the 'migrant crisis' hit the headlines in 2015, migrant perspectives have been lost in mainstream media. If migrants do appear in media coverage they are represented as characters in other people’s stories, or as something other. This volume challenges this narrative of dispossession through essays by and interviews with artists, journalists and authors.

Lost in Media: Migrant Perspectives and the Public Sphere is conceived from the ‘Displaced in Media’ project and is created in cooperation with the European Cultural Foundation and published by Valiz. The book is edited by Ismail Einashe and Thomas Roueché and features contributions from Tania Bruguera, Moha Gerehou, Aleksandar Hemon, Lubaina Himid, Dawid Krawczyk, Antonija Letinić, Nesrine Malik, Nadifa Mohamed, Ece Temelkuran, Daniel Trilling, Menno Weijs, André Wilkens.

To order: Valiz Publishers

Media attention
Daniel Trilling reworked his contribution to the book for the Guardian longread. You can read it here, or have someone read it to you here. Spanish newspaper el Diario published Moha Gerehou’s reworked contribution to the book. Eurozine did share Antonija Letinić’ piece on ‘Civic engagement’.