Disorienting Shipping Container Exhibition Recreates The Dark Journey Of A Migrant At Sea

January 26, 2015 2:49 PM

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Disorienting Shipping Container Exhibition Recreates The Dark Journey Of A Migrant At Sea

I loathe containers. Not the Tupperware ones for chopped carrots or Ikea storage bins for wool sweaters. I'm talking about those metal, windowless rectangular vats that superheroes fall into from skyscrapers or that transport an international move overseas.

Over the past eight years, my family and I have moved to and from three different countries. On each occasion, a container bursting with accumulated, unnecessary stuff has left a street I loved, traveled on a freight ship across the Mediterranean, and ended up spilling out my old life onto a new str...

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