Meeting on border-related thought and practices
The Mugak/Fronteras Seminar is part of a broader research project devised by Maite Garbayo and undertaken in Tabakalera throughout 2017. The seminar arises to provide a sort of closure for the work undertaken, and it proposes the coming together of researchers and thinkers from different geographical areas to reflect on the concept of border and discuss different border-related realities.
The Mugak/Fronteras Project proposes thinking about the border beyond its geopolitical nature; considering it as the epistemology of exteriority and as a questioning of the devices for the production and administration of knowledge. As a place of dissent that resists essentialisms – as well as territorial, identity, and disciplinary hierarchies.
For three days, various aspects will be addressed in relationship with border thinking, and multiple borders will be discussed, such as that of the Basque country, the border that separates Europe from Africa, and the one that divides Mexico and the United States – one of the world's busiest.
Aitzpea Leizaola: 'The border, from the outskirts to the centre. A look at the Basque frontier'
Coco Magallanes: 'Mugak - bodies. Sketches of the image word and the body frontier by Gloria Anzaldúa'
Franco Berardi 'Bifo': 'Ignorance is invincible. The fascism of self-contempt and of revenge'
Romana Radlwimmer: 'Cross-border related thought and practices'
Ibai Atutxa: 'Savage squatting of border aesthetics. Over Itxaro Borda's literature, behind and beyond what's common'
18:00-19:30 —Conference cancelled—
Marisa Belausteguigoitia: 'Destined to presence and action: Five manoeuvres for crossing'
The seminar will be streamed live here
Maite Garbayo Maeztu
- Date: Thursday, 14 December 2017 > Saturday, 16 December 2017
- Schedule: 12-30-14:00 / 16:00-19:30
- Location: Z Hall
- Access: Free entry