Tag: walls

I Choose to Look Above the Prison Walls…

Chelsea Horton , November 15th, 2019


From razor wire to emotional barriers, women serving life sentences contend with walls of all kinds—physical, rhetorical, and of their own making. My walls were riddled with bullet…


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Bangkok’s New City of Walls

Chelsea Horton , November 15th, 2019


In a city famous for its relaxed attitude to living with water, climatic disjuncture has prompted citizenship demands for ecological security. In October 2011, a massive pulse of…


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The Emerald Curtain

Chelsea Horton , November 15th, 2019


Four reflections on Brexit and borders on the island of Ireland. You will never know unless you go A fisherman clad in a green anorak sits in a…


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Europe’s Other Walls

Chelsea Horton , November 15th, 2019


The Berlin Wall has always had multiple lives. Beyond its fall lies a story of proliferating borders and exclusions. “Berlin is not the same without a Wall,” said…


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Walls of Expression and Dark Murals Tourism

Chelsea Horton , November 15th, 2019


Notes on the Battle of Cable Street mural—a colorful depiction of the day anti-fascists faced down by Oswald Mosely’s Blackshirts in London’s East End. The west wall of…


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Explosive Landscapes

Chelsea Horton , November 15th, 2019


Walls are but the most visible parts of militarized borders. The Berlin Wall did not fall; it was demolished, first by hammer-wielding locals, then by state bulldozers, which…


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Walls beneath the Waves

Chelsea Horton , November 15th, 2019


Geoarchaeological analyses in New York Harbor reveal intriguing evidence of past oceanic transgression even as we fortify our coasts for the future. Millions of people live, work, and…


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Dwelling Among Walls: An Artist prepares for #MMTW Berlin

Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein , May 24th, 2017


One may recall a house with nostalgia, but the feelings of joy or melancholy with it have much to do with the memories of the people enclosed within…


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Antonio De Lauri: Times of walls: The politics of fencing in the contemporary world

Focaal Web Editor , March 10th, 2017


In his well-known poem “Mending Wall” (1914), Robert Frost effectively depicted the act of walling: Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling…


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The Vectorial Multitude

Gastón Gordillo , October 11th, 2015


              For the past few months, a multitude of men, women, and children has been piercing through Fortress Europe by the mere…


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The Vectorial Multitude

Gastón Gordillo , October 11th, 2015


              For the past few months, a multitude of men, women, and children has been piercing through Fortress Europe by the mere…


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World of Walls

Gastón Gordillo , October 12th, 2014


On the show Game of Thrones, state territoriality comes to a spatial end at a gigantic wall, The Northern Wall: a 300-meter-high, eighty-meter-thick rock of solid ice that…


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World of Walls

Gastón Gordillo , October 12th, 2014


On the show Game of Thrones, state territoriality comes to a spatial end at a gigantic wall, The Northern Wall: a 300-meter-high, eighty-meter-thick rock of solid ice that…


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