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Basia Sliwinska co-editor of Third Text special issue
Trans-figurations: Transnational Perspectives on Domestic Spaces

Basia Sliwinska co-editor of Third Text special issue

Dr Basia Sliwinska's (Lecturer, Visual Culture: Fashion) recently co-edited special issue 'Trans-figurations: Transnational Perspectives on Domestic Spaces’ of the academic journal Third Text has been published! The focus of the issue is on the concept of home in a transnational perspective. The articles included address feminist art and theory, and global studies which share a tendency to ‘think across’ disciplines, gender, place or materiality. The authors explore artistic practice in terms of ‘trans-figurations’ – material forms of thought operating across gender, place and belonging. They conceptualise the concept of home within the politics of domesticity and ideologies of nationhood and citizenship, as a powerful construct enabling the questioning of the production of space. The aim of this special issue is to activate thinking about home, identity and space in a transnational perspective drawing from feminist discourse. Basia contributed a co-authored introduction and an article ‘Transnational Embodied Belonging Within ‘Edge Habitats’. The article discusses the concept of denizenship and the different articulations of embodied transnational belonging, exploring artistic projects by Joanna Rajkowska and Nada Prlja. Rajkowska and Prlja offer fresh and innovative articulations of cosmopolitan and hospitable spaces, which enable communities based on identification with others.
The special issue is available to view at Taylor&Francis website.