On the occasion of the launch of the book: 'Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds' (punctum books)
Lecture by Professor Zygmunt Bauman
Introduction by the book editors: Dr. Maayan Amir and Ruti Sela
Respondent: Professor Eyal Weizman
The concept of extraterritoriality designates certain relationships between space, law, and representation. Within familiar legal and political contexts, the concept of extraterritoriality has traditionally been applied to people and to spaces.
Extraterritoriality regulates the function and circulation of people and things in space and across borders, sometimes by exclusion, sometimes by exemption. The book Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds is a collection of essays that explores contemporary manifestations of extraterritoriality and the diverse ways in which the concept has been put to use in various disciplines.
The inquiry into extraterritoriality found in these essays is not confined to the established boundaries of political, conceptual, and representational territories or fields of knowledge; rather, it is an invitation to navigate the margins of the legal–juridical and the political, but also the edges of forms of representation and poetics.
This volume is a part of Amir and Sela’s Exterritory, an ongoing art project that wishes to encourage both the theoretical and practical exploration of ideas concerning extraterritoriality within an interdisciplinary context.
The project aims not only to draw on existing definitions of extraterritoriality but also seeks to charge it with new meanings, searching for ways in which the notion of extraterritoriality could produce a critique of discriminating power structures and re-articulate new practical, conceptual, and poetical possibilities. The Exterritory Project takes shape through art works, research, and various interventions, collaborations, and public events.
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|16 Mar 2016||5:00pm - 7:00pm|
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