[-empyre-] introducing week 3
muratnn at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 18:02:23 EST 2014
I was in Buenos Aires last year. I think there were still family members
demonstrating at the plaza de <Mayo.
On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 12:43 AM, Ana Valdes <agora158 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> The Mothers of May started to walk round the plaza de Mayo, in Buenos
> Aires, silent, with huckles in their heads, carrying posters with the
> images of their missing children. It was in the 70:s. More than 30000
> people dissapeared in Argentina and Uruguay. Many were buried alive. Many
> were drugged and thrown from airplanes to río de la Plata.
> We are still finding old bones in hidden graves.
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> De: Murat Nemet-Nejat
> Fecha:23/11/2014 02:42 (GMT-03:00)
> A: christina.spiesel at yale.edu,soft_skinned_space
> Asunto: Re: [-empyre-] introducing week 3
> Perhaps the most powerful form of symbolic space is the plaza, from
> Tienanmen Square to Tahir Square to Maidan (which is a Turkish word) to
> Damascus to Taksim Square in Istanbul, to cite a few relatively recent
> examples, the symbolic action most feared by governments. I wrote a poem
> about thirty years ago "Fatima's Winter" exactly on the idea of the square
> (attached to a tool) as a potentially revolutionary space. Participants to
> our dialogue at Empyre may be interested in it. Though published, the poem
> is not on line. I don't know whether I can include it within the the post
> or attach is as a document. The poem is a few pages.
> empyre forum
> empyre at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au
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