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FROM THE EDGE OF A CARTESIAN LANDSCAPE
trans 24
Bas Princen and Milica Topalovic
From the essay: “The oil palm is an image, an object whose possible meaning is not yet fixed. It should not be mistaken for the icon of tropicality and leisure, but it should also not be dismissed as a symbol of indifference and hypertrophy of global consumption. Instead, the oil palm could be seen the marker of a new geography of the underrepresented and the unfamiliar; an image that suggests a possible transformation and still evoking the excitement of the unknown. What are the hidden stories of the production forests?”
Colophon:
trans 24: Normed
Editors of this issue: Janina Flückiger, Julia Hemmerling, Stéphanie Savio, Matthew Tovstiga
Design: transRedaktion mit Samuel Bänziger
Publisher: transRedaktion, ETH Zürich
Distribution: gta Verlag, ETH Zürich
Language: German, English and French
February 2014