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Jad Baaklini


Nothing to Declare: A Review

[Former train station in Lebanon. Image by Dictaphone Group]

Dictaphone Group, Nothing to Declare, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 16-21 August 2013. The term “metaphor,” as an intellectual transfer between discursive planes, shares an etymological connection with “transport,” or the physical displacement of a body across space. Inherent to the two notions is an implicit expectation of transformation. To move is to be moved. To travel is, potentially, to change. Hence, the apparent banality of transportation infrastructure masks the ...

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Jad Baaklini


Jad Baaklini is a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh, studying the politics of public transport in post-war Beirut