The Pilgrim City

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The Pilgrim City was a talk and an installation on forward/visionary and backward/reactionary movements in Malmö. In the essay From Pilgrim to Tourist – or a Short History of Identity Zygmunt Bauman compares the pilgrim’s search for inner peace and enlightenment with the modern subject’s belief in a shapable future. Bauman’s thinking, together with reflections on the film Båten (The Boat) from 1962 by Jan Troell, screened during the evening, was points of reference in a talk about Malmö, nostalgia, borders, picture windows and walking across bridges.

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The Pilgrim City, Signal, Malmö 2016

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