Mugak / Fronteras - Mugak/Fronteras seminar - Ibai Atutxa, Marisa Belausteguigoitia, Franco Berardi "Bifo", Aitzpea Leizaola, Coco Magallanes, Romana Radlwimmer, Ion Munduate | Tabakalera - Donostia / San Sebastián

Mugak/Fronteras seminar

Meeting on border-related thought and practices

Mugak Fronteras seminar

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.




December 14
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'


December 15
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'

Helena Maleno
Conference cancelled


December 16
Marisa Belausteguigoitia: 'Destined to presence and action: Five manoeuvres for crossing'

Ion Munduate, performance 'Mobile alphabet'


The seminar will be streamed live here

Mugak / Fronteras

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


Ibai Atutxa

Interdisciplinary doctor in Communication

Marisa Belausteguigoitia

Marisa Belausteguigoitia

Philosophy professor

Franco Berardi "Bifo"

Italian contemporary philosopher, Franco Berardi "Bifo" founded A/Traverso magazine and Radio Alice.

Aitzpea Leizaola

Aitzpea Leizaola

Anthropology professor

Coco Magallanes

Coco Magallanes

PhD in Sociology and Feminist Cultural Criticism

Romana Radlwimmer

Romana Radlwimmer

Researcher specialized in Romance Languages

Ion Munduate