1 November 1992

A tale of two citadels

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On Sanart 92, an international symposium on ‘Identity – Marginality – Space’ held in Ankara, Turkey, 7-9 October 1992. Participants included Thomas Sebeok, Orhan Pamuk, Marcia Tucker, Bedri Baykam, Mauricio Cruz, Cornelius Castoriadis, Jorge Glusberg, Mohammed Arkoun and Caglar Keyder.

 For the Columbian artist Mauricio Cruz’s remarkable contribution to Sanart 92, ‘Diary of the Last Month: (Transversalities)’, click here»

For the Sanart website click here»

A three day symposium entitled ‘Identity – Marginality – Space’ is perhaps not among the world’s most enticing prospects.The programme offered little relief, promising only to drag all comers through the additional thickets of ‘fragmentation’ and ‘transversality’. This, surely, would be another of those events where philosophers get up to warn one another that ‘Intersubjectivity is under pressure’, while architects discourse on the virtues of being somewhere ‘between nomadism and solipsism’ – clicking their way through slides of the bizarre buildings they hope to suspend on these rising clouds of rhetoric…

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