From man to input factor. Insights into the lives of migrant workers in Singapore.

Boomtown, Smart City and neuralgic hub of the globalized world. Not so much a nation, but rather a state-owned supra-company. A compressed space in which we can observe the main themes of globalization such as digitalization and economic transformation. That is Singapore today. Just 53 years old and founded on the emancipation wish to leave …

“We are trained like soldiers” The inhumane mechanisms of international labor migration and its impact on translocal connectedness.

The midday sun burns without intermission. There is no shade up here and the cement has to be processed quickly due to the heat. Since dawn Brasid, a 51 year old migrant worker from northern Thailand, and his fellow labor migrants have been working on the shaky scaffolding of a skyscraper that they are building …