Translating Impermanence

Welcome to the official webpage of the ‘Media and Transient Migrants in Australia and Singapore: Mapping Identities and Networks’ research project. The temporary migration of people for work, study and lifestyle takes place on a global scale. Transient migrants are part of the ethnographic landscape of every nation, yet very little is known about how they negotiate everyday life in transience and the impact this has on their identities.

This project is a journey of discovery into the evolving cultural and social identities of transient migrants in two of the most notable destinations in the Asia-Pacific: Australia and Singapore. This project aims to ‘translate impermanence’ and interprets everyday life as made up of social networks and the media.

An Australian Research Council funded research project by the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne.


Read more about the project and its progress.