Frontier architectures are the Tower of Babel‘s alternative draft. With borders, people of different heritage do not gather in a vertical structure, but instead spread out on a surface and separate themselves by delineations. Thus, they are also responsible for the formation of distinct identities, the vehicle for which may be religion, language, skin colour or even style. This is trivial, as long as people are not deprived of these attributions. The commonalities of a group of people sharing the same space are self-evident and need not be the subject of discussion. Only in minority situations of physical separation and inferiority to a hegemonious power, does the preservation of one‘s minor own become desirable and necessary.

Niki Katsaounis
Cypriot poet