Europe without an Endpoint. Period

Xavier Ferrer-Gallardo, Henk Van Houtum

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    Abstract

    This contribution focuses on the borderscape of a flat area situated at the southernmost tip of Gibraltar, at the edge of the European Continent, which is illustratively and interestingly named Europa Point. We will argue that, as an evoking geographical belvedere of cultural and continental interrelationships, Europa Point directs attention to the inherent sociospatial ambiguities of EUrope. Embodying a crucial topo within the European sociospatial b/ordering process, this borderscape stimulates to observe Europe's limits through a non-binary lens. The text aims at providing an unfrozen alternative visualisation of the symbolic and territorial margins of the EU. Echoing De Rougemont's conceptualisation of Europe's existence through its search for the infinite, it depicts Europa Point as a springboard and platform to the perpetual commencement of the European adventure. © 2013 The Authors Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie © 2013 Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)243-249
    JournalTijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
    Volume104
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2013

    Keywords

    • EU border
    • Europa Point
    • Europe
    • European Union
    • Gibraltar
    • Sociospatial b/ordering

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