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Michelle Provoost, Platon Issaias, Malkit Shoshan & Michael Young, chaired by Florian Idenburg & Manijeh VergheseBorder
A border is drawn as a line on a map to separate two or more sovereign entities but in reality that line becomes a thickened territory, a space of negotiation, friction, change, conflict and negotiation as the line travels between different contexts and understandings of land ownership and political identity. As we constantly redraw and redefine our edges, so too, do we negotiate new relationships with the outside world. How can this line of tension become an opportunity to design new spaces of change and exchange? And can we inhabit the line?
In 2010 and 2011, it was estimated according to census data that around 900,000 UK citizens were long-term residents in other EU countries. In 2017, there were 3.8 million EU citizens living in the UK, an estimated 6% of the total population. These statistics mean that the concept of ‘Home’ will be redefined for many of us within Europe as Britain prepares to leave the EU on 29 March 2019. With that in mind, the Architectural Association and Florian Idenburg of SO - IL are partnering with the Dutch Embassy to organise a series of talks that will invite architects, artists, politicians, theorists and designers to look at the new forms of collaboration, identity, trade and exchange that the UK will need to invent as it redefines its relationship with the rest of Europe.