From the ARCADE Issue 34.2 feature, “Architectures of Migration: A Survey of Displacements, Routes, and Arrivals.” Articles from the issue will release online over the following weeks. Subscribe to receive ARCADE in print.

Since 2006, over 100,000 people have been jailed in Canada, without charge or trial, with no end in sight. This is the reality of immigration detention in Canada—a reality that is violently made invisible. My graphic novel Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention, which emerged out of collective organizing through the End Immigration Detention Network, records the banality and violence of detention centre architecture in contrast to the stories of daily resistance among immigration detainees.

Undocumented Tings Chak

Undocumented Tings Chak

Undocumented Tings Chak

Undocumented Tings Chak

Pages from Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention by Tings Chak