Lost in Media

Visual concept and design of a publication that gathers critical responses to the representations of migrants in the media in Europe.

The publication presents nine essays and a range of art projects by prominent writers, artists and journalists. The starting point is the assertion that migrants have entered European countries, but they haven’t entered the public sphere.

The design focuses on a symmetric composition and applies visual metaphors for reflection, deciphering, modular and shift in perspectives.


Lost in Media
Migrant Perspectives and the Public Sphere
Edited by Ismail Einashe and Thomas Roueché
Valiz Publishers, 2019
15 x 21 cm, 168 pages, English
ISBN 978-94-92095-68-8

With text essays of Tania Bruguera, Moha Gerehou, Aleksandar Hemon, Lubaina Himid, Dawid Krawczyk, Antonija Letinić, Nesrine Malik, Nadifa Mohamed, Ece Temelkuran, Daniel Trilling, Menno Weijs and André Wilkens.


“Migrants are represented in the European media in extreme binaries, as either vulnerable or as dangerous outsiders. If they are present in media coverage, they are merely seen as statistics or represented as silent actors, never as authors of their own stories.”

Ismail Einashe and Thomas Roueché
in the introduction of Lost in Media


Symmetric book structure