2015 – 2016
The European migrant crisis of 2015 was the largest movement of people Europe has experienced since World War II. The on–going influx of refugees to Europe provided an opportunity to investigate how technological advancement has altered migration patterns.
The research aimed to explore how the European refugee crisis has updated a meaning of such a common tool as a smartphone — how its usability and interoperability have been redefined by Syrian refugees who were in a constant need of updated information. It was also important to define whether the “migration of information” has had an impact on physical, residential migration and if data flow and access to information is an important part of modern times, and social, personal evolution. And last but not least, is there any difference between the real and the cyberspace or whether the "online democracy" is just a slogan.