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Borderscapes: (de)constructing the edges of EU

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Room E
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Tuesday, 1 September 2015
10.45 – 12.30
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(de)constructing, (de)costructing, borderscape, cyberspace, map, security

From the Cultural Landscape Research Group (GIPC) UPM and from the Laboratory landscape of the Polytechnic University of Madrid investigate about contemporary conflict zones. Borderscapes is a research project about the landscape border, trying to decipher multiple corporeity of these territories. We belong to a global world in conflict, and in this situation seems urgent an awareness, build a glance and margins of interpretation, to thus be able to understand our moment.

We offer within the EUGEO 2015 and within the Challenging Borders Panel P-07, the Borderscape: (de) constructing the edges of the EU project, developed in a complex scenario of full activity right now. We are talking about the process of (de) bordering that is drawn between the South European Union and North Africa, particularly in the Strait of Gibraltar, border and meeting point between two worlds. The research is developed from experience, through the construction of a road map in the Strait, which has allowed us to compare overlapping realities from knowledge, to develop an analysis from various dimensions: from the human till geopolitical, from space till cyberspace, from defense to security.

This project is linked to the line of research proposed in Horizon 2020 EU around the reflective societies and landscapes of conflict, and provides a critical reflection on the process of (de) constructing the edges of the EU.

Concepcion Lapayese
CULTURAL LANDSCAPE RESEARCH GROUP (GIPC) . POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF MADRID (UPM)
Spain
concepcion.lapayese [at] upm.es
Manuel Gazapo Lapayese
Cultural Landscape Research Group (GIPC) UPM
Spain
m.gazapo.lapayese [at] hotmail.com

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