Investigating Xinjiang’s network of mass internment camps
A practical workshop exploring the network of internment camps and prisons built across Xinjiang as part of the Chinese government’s campaign against Muslim minorities. Surveillance and heavy restrictions on journalists’ movement have made it difficult to research this issue – we’ll look at the techniques that our team used to find the camp network regardless. We’ll use Google Earth to analyse a small number of camps, developing skills in satellite imagery analysis and looking at the specific architectural and urban characteristics of a series of compounds. Format: introduction to the human rights crisis in Xinjiang and the research to find the camp network followed by a guided workshop session to analyse a series of internment camps.