Topos 104 – Borders

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Topos 104 presents cutting-edge contributions to these questions and topics:

INTERPHASE
Photographer Wei Chang from Taipei captures borders between time, space and object

AMBIVALENT BORDERS
What if borders were opportunities?

SMART BARRIERS
How closed neighborhoods in Chinese cities create identity for their residents

URBAN POLYMATH
The sociologist Richard Sennett on borders, boundaries, the Brexit and the fear of the unknown

CAPTURE THE DIVISION
A photographic journey to Israel and the West Bank by Thomas Struth

VIEWPOINT
An opinion on the conflictual relationship between Palestine and Israel

LIVING WHERE THE WALL ONCE STOOD
Revisiting the Cold War division of Germany in Venice

BORDERS: FACTS AND FIGURES

ENTERING EUROPE
How Lampedusa’s identity became entangled with migration

URBANISM CROSSING LINES
The last divided capital in Europe: Nikosia

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST CANVAS
Visual arts and the Frontera between Mexico and the U.S.

METAMORPHOSIS OF A ZONE
Interpreting borders as a web of interactions to redefine their purpose

BREAK OUT
Incarceration as a violent form of architecture provokes political activism

DESERT CITIES OF TOMORROW
How planners merge Middle Eastern and European ideas in Saudi-Arabia and Egypt

TERRITORIES OF ENTANGLEMENT
On the challenges of the Danish coast