Human Migration: Policy and Practice



The Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei may have the best description for the movement of humankind—propelled by ambition or fear, by hostility or hunger, around the Earth. He calls it “Human Flow”, also the title of his 2017 documentary film. There is a drive within some people to take drastic measures, leaving behind everything they know for a chance at survival and growth. How we manage that and consider our distribution of resources is a constant topic of debate and concern. Here are the experts and advocates we have met who have something specific to say about it.

Image: scene from “Human Flow”



The Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei may have the best description for the movement of humankind—propelled by ambition or fear, by hostility or hunger, around the Earth. He calls it “Human Flow”, also the title of his 2017 documentary film. There is a drive within some people to take drastic measures, leaving behind everything they know for a chance at survival and growth. How we manage that and consider our distribution of resources is a constant topic of debate and concern. Here are the experts and advocates we have met who have something specific to say about it.

Image: scene from “Human Flow”