In this issue, you will find insight and inspiration from a remarkable collection of scholarly and artistic work. A common theme emerges: humankind struggling to survive and thrive in the face of borders that act as ruthless barriers. An autoethnography reveals the lived experience of a borderlander trapped between worlds. Our special section on the crisis of the European Schengen border zone reveals the challenges faced by asylum seekers and other migrants in need, as well as the challenges confronting the ideal of a ‘Europe without borders’. A photographer’s portfolio captures the desperation and humanity of women, men, and children travelling in the Central American ‘caravan’ seeking safety in the United States of America in 2018. Amateur artwork shines a light from within ICE immigration detention centres. Two poems insist on mobility and identity across international boundaries. Two essays explore the importance of performative art in overcoming the exclusionary quality of borders. And an essay published in Spanish explores the border theory of a French thinker (as we expand, we will publish more content in Spanish and French). The reader will also find film reviews, book reviews, and more.