The Time of the Finished World Has Begun: A New Map of the World – National Borders Partially or Fully Fenced-Off

The Time of the Finished World Has Begun: A New Map of the World – National Borders Partially or Fully Fenced-Off

Silvia Dalzero (Università Iuav di Venezia, Italy)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3613-0.ch014

Abstract

This chapter is the first study systematically analysing the field of evaluation of territorial-political division as resulting from the practice of migration. In particular, the project is aimed to study all those places at the limits, the walls that divides territories and people, observing as the place where a new identity expressed by temporary settlements arose in a milieu characterized by a deep relation between social, politics, typical cultural, and revolutionary practices. Therefore, drawing the line is an act of duty, necessary to confront and as a social need to guarantee a certain recognition to the people and territorial identity. On the other hand, crossing the border does not imply elimination of it but rather its momentary transformation in open space, used, organized.
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Introduction

Figure 1.

Lands of mirage

This project will be the first study systematically analyzing the field of evaluation of territorial-political division as resulting from the practice of migration experienced starting from the Wall Berlin erected in modern history until now. In particular, the project is aimed to study all those places at the limits, the State border, the Walls that divide territories and people, observing as the place where a new identity expressed by temporary settlements arose in a milieu characterized by a deep relation between social, politics, typical cultural and revolutionary practices. The overall objectives of research are: i) to study, collect and contextualize those territorial divisions that assumed the form of physical divisions, especially those created as response to new migrations; ii) to improve understanding of planning policies on construction State border and their surrounding regional contexts to build conceptual scenarios for the future; iii) to underline the significance of communities in the local scene and so to raise awareness about the cultural role of Walls, the divisions in the global development, migration and parallel territorial divisions; iv) to strengthen the collaboration between international research institutions for setting up a durable research network in the fields of urban organization and development of new identity, a new cultural, social and territorial; v) to create a digital archive of the Walls, of those territorial divisions in a time of migration. The project will focus on environmental and urban planning but it will attempt to implement a multi-disciplinary methodology involving architecture as well as cultural heritage studies, urban economics, agriculture, sociology and anthropology; in order to reveal significant structures of meanings in the territorial divisions and the temporary settlements to reveal the peculiar characteristics of shared creative processes. In so doing, the project proposes a pioneering idea of geographical map in which the network becomes a mode of investigating and measure a new narrative of territorial-political divisions in a time of migrations. As its major outcome, research will implement a ground-breaking way of analyzing, measure of Walls and will develop a Digital Archive providing unique access to an unprecedented range of geographic material, architectonic-urban study on contemporary map of political Walls around the world.

-Today, the sheer compression of the world is bringing people and their cultures into the same space with intense speed, rendering new levels and forms of human interaction and political map. In particular the migration are increasing in scale and complexity, and technology, media are bringing people together in ways never

before thought possible. As a result, new creative expressions, innovation and immense opportunities have been generated and developed. But also Walls are geographic political partitions. So the migrations have brought people across geographic spaces, it has concurrently exposed a widening moral gap in our societies and the territorial division extent to which our societies are ill-equipped to effectively manage and overcome the challenges that continue to arise-

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State Of The Art And Objectives

The migrations have brought people across geographic spaces, it has concurrently exposed a widening moral gap in our societies and the territorial division extent to which our societies are ill-equipped to effectively manage and overcome the challenges that continue to arise. More discipline, more countries are in play united by interest in a geographic redefinition made of Walls. Countries along the borders find realities to be exploited and strategically organized. In this study, from the analysis of the present condition and of causes and effects, it is proposed an orchestration of design plans for a spatial redefinition, made by diversity.

The topography of globalization theorized as the overcoming of a border topography, the establishment, par excellence, of that State, which on the contrary faces a world without borders. In fact that State, agreeing with the virtual movement advertised everywhere, finds in the border materialism, that is, in the building of Walls, the modern short circuit before the modern era.

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