National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has characterized the population movement in the country as a “migration tsunami”. According
to its estimates, in 2018 up to 9 million Ukrainians out of a total population of 42 million annually work abroad for some part of the year, and 3.2
million have regular full-time work outside the country. Ukraine experiences a daunting loss of labour and intellectual resources due to economic
decline caused by the ongoing russian military occupation of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the annexation of Crimea coinciding with the growing
need of the Visegrád Four countries – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia – for a labour force to help develop their economies.
Experiencing a variety of physical labour jobs as a Ukrainian migrant in Germany I performed and documented “Dusty Cartography” at my Berlin
workplace on the construction site. I used demolition debris as material to create a map of my home country that was gradually erased with an
industrial vacuum cleaner.