‘ON DRIFTING’ is a participative lexicon imagined and produced by the collective Calypso3621, as part of the curatorial research program Out.of.the.blue.map. This lexicon brings together contributions by poets, jurists, sailors, artists, architects, researchers, writers, activists, philosophers, political scientists… whose work summons, explores and questions the dominant and Euro-centric representations of the borderscapes in the Mediterranean.
Conceived as an alternative map of the [fluid+solid] borderscapes of the Mediterranean, ‘ON DRIFTING’ aims to disrupt the spatial regimes, often derived from (post-)colonial narratives, which today freeze the understanding of this territory. The lexicon is read from shore to shore. ‘ON DRIFTING’ is a collective response, a speculative gesture. String games between the shores of the Mediterranean. ‘ON DRIFTING’ responds to the urgent need to rethink knowledge production processes, by experimenting with the creation of an inclusive, shared, and multiple archive. Through the images and texts it gathers, the lexicon navigates through territories prey to liminality, a state of in-betweenness, punctuated by ruptures and thresholds.
Edited by Calypso3621
With contributions by:
Baptiste de Ville d’Avray
Badr El Hammami
Erri de Luca
Reuben Yemoh Odoi
Nuria Ribas Costa
Vice Amiral 2S Thierry Rousseau
Calypso3621 is a French-Moroccan women-led collective founded in 2018 by Justine Daquin, Zoé Le Voyer, Sanaa Zaghoud and Manon Bachelier. Calypso3621 has been developing Out.of.the.blue.map since, an itinerant curatorial program exploring Mediterranean liminal territories. Out.of.the.blue.map is supported by Stimuleringfonds Creative Industries.