Workshop Mapping & Understanding EU borders: towards a more innovative approach

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A workshop to rethink the visualisation of borders and their impact in EU border regions.


2 September 2022, 10:00-17:00, Maastricht

There are about 100 border- and cross-border regions in the member states of the EU and the Council of Europe. Border regions are characterized by the presence of nation-state borders within their territory, and by the influence these borders have on the daily life of citizens. The performativity of these borders is not adequately captured by simplistic representations of nation-state borders – such as a dotted or black lines on maps.

LIMES, ITEM and Dear Hunter have launched several initiatives over the past years, which seek to understand the impact of borders on people interacting with them. As a result, they organise a one-day workshop in which the various concepts and methods of understanding borders and the empirical results of research will be explored. The purpose of the workshop is to raise awareness about the different ways of thinking about, mapping and experiencing borders and to explore potential collaborations.

The number of participants will be limited to 25, to allow in-depth discussion and exchange.

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