“Calculate is angry because all of his things were stolen in Puglia. He has nothing but his good English. He went to the police…He didn’t think. Next thing he was standing in a police station and someone wanted to fingerprint him. But you can’t get fingerprinted there. Unless you want to stay. Italy is like Greece. Collapsed. There is no future there. It won’t come if you stay. Your future will disappear. And I have already seen that. In my own village.”
This is Europe, circa 2015. Europe through the eyes of ‘Calculate’, a resident of the Jungle camp in Calais, where reckonings of time —is a future possible here?— are spliced onto place, writes Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam in this Media Diversified article.