Over the last three years, I chronicled the personal costs of psychological and physical violence against refugees and asylum seekers. I documented the psychological harm that refugees suffer as they wait for their status to be cleared and endure the impenetrability of bureaucracy, detention and physical violence. Hate stems from many layers, some invisible created by a political message that allows for impenetrable bureaucracy, breaches of human rights. It is also the basis for a massive transformation of Europe in a geophysical, social and political level. The geography of hate describes the codified messages seen in the construction of borders, political messages, visual representation that translates that Europe needs to fight an invasion framing refugees and asylum seekers as dangerous people. During my work on the Hate Hurts project, I have recorded some of the processes taking place of securing countries political borders that are directly influencing the European geographic areas in physical and psychological way.
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