February 11, 2020

This artwork is a humorous re-elaboration of the episode of Odysseus and the Cyclops taken from Homer’s Odyssey. The events in the illustration follow the original sequence of the story, but the tone is different: Odysseus is not the symbol of the courageous and uprigh...

February 6, 2020

Most of us are exposed to ancient Greek and Roman religion through monumental architecture such as the Parthenon and through raucous myths featuring gods behaving questionably. Individuals in the ancient world had a very different experience of their religion to ours....

January 30, 2020

Between the eighth to late sixth centuries BC, the mythic traditions related to the figure of Theseus, slayer of the Cretan Minotaur, illustrate him operating with heroic timbre. Yet in the context of Classical Athens (520-410 BC), myths related to the hero became subj...

January 20, 2020

The Fairytale Casebook is a physical theatre performance project about fairytales, folklore and myths, their echos in our contemporary time, and the influences they may continue to have on our ways of thinking, our behaviour, and contemporary society.


What do we really know about borders? I mean us, European citi­zens with passports valid in most of the countries in the world. Us, the constantly-on-the-move, Ryanair-addicted, budget-overseas trip dependents, who do not even realise that we have crossed a border anym...

It is a bright, energetic song about doomsday. Chic’s 2018 song, Till the World Falls, their first single for an album in 26 years, defuses the idea of impending oblivion, transforming it into an opportunity for unashamed disco fun.  

At a time where Donald Trump is exp...

“Whenever Aftaab brings a film to show in the village from India,

I always come to watch it. Under this guise I can visit that side,

meet those people, walk those streets, I can feel the trees there and my heart gleams with happiness.”

Filmistaan, 2012

The words in the epi...

Since the rise of Modernist design, our lives have become inundated with the concept of material wealth. Simple geometric shapes are emblematic of such design, constituting everything from small cups to large buildings, with many such objects being mass produced at gre...


Carl Schmitt was a Weimar political and legal thinker who became one of the leading jurists of the Third Reich. Schmitt is best known for his theory of sovereignty, most clearly articulated in his book Political Theology (1922). His famous formulation, ‘sov...

With the outcome of Brexit impending, the question of border law in the UK is deeply concerning, as both British and Irish governments are seeking to sustain the peace of recent years. Yet negations of border law in the Atlantic archipelago, the isles of Britain, Irela...

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