What is Intersections

Istanbul, Turkey

Plaza Vieja. Havana, Cuba

Warsaw, Poland

New York, USA

Madrid, Spain

Newcastle, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom (Chinese New Year)

London, United Kingdom (Chinese New Year)

Chocolate & Churros

London, United Kingdom

Camden Town, London (United Kingdom)

Camden Town, London (United Kingdom)

Oviedo, Asturias (Spain)

León, Spain

Düsseldorf, Germany

Intersections is a research group which aims to explore theoretical and cultural intersections within a transnational context, concentrating particularly on Anglophone, Hispanic and Germanic cultures. Coordinated from the University of Oviedo, it examines intersections between contemporary cultural theories: post- and de-colonial theories, (post)diasporas, gender studies, transnationalism, biopolitics, space and urban theories. The group considers how these apply to various geographically localized literatures and cultures, such as those of Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, the US, Spain and Latin America, the main geographical areas approached by members of Intersections in their research.


Projects

“Embodied Encounters and Alternative Knowledges: Inhabiting and Creating the Transnational City” (MultipliCities) follows up from two previous national research projects and it focuses on subjects who inhabit or create the city’s borders, who participate, work or use the street (or, on the contrary, are excluded from it), and the ways in which these lives and actions are captured in literature, the visual arts, music or dancing. The aim of this project is to explore the so-called urban capabilities and their reification in the ‘language’ of contemporary cities, beyond official discourses of and about these urban spaces.

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10/01/17

¿Podría ser una ciudad otra y la misma? Volver a recorrer mi ciudad natal y donde viví por más de tres décadas, después de seis largos años de ausencia, fue como ir al encuentro de una nueva ciudad. El desgaste de los edificios y casas de La Habana anuncian los cambios que, en el orden político y social, apenas comienzan a tener lugar en la sociedad cubana. Sin embargo, repasar sus calles, harto conocidas para mí, me ha permitido reconocer en ellas una parte importantísima de mi intimidad, así como darme cuenta de esa otra parte que ha cambiado, fruto del contacto con una realidad muy distinta. Pero, todo en medio de una profunda armonía, una profunda paz interior, que de manera inexplicable para mí solo me proporciona el contacto físico con la geografía caprichosa que trazan esas calles y avenidas que contienen los que fueron otrora magníficos edificios de un barrio como El Vedado.

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