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Work, Musings, Writings and Projects from FLEFF's Checkpoints Lab 2011

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Posted by Nicholas Knouf at 9:34PM   |  Add a comment

The following is the best summary for the week by student Ashley Alicea:

While Mumbai is said to be a safe haven for women, this does not necessarily mean they have basic rights. The Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research (PUKAR) have brought this issue up in a very unique light.

In Mumbai, women who loiter in public areas are frowned upon. They are seen as...


Posted by Nicholas Knouf at 9:31PM   |  Add a comment

Week 2 involved exploring various types of so-called "immaterial" borders, especially as they intersect with physical ones. We looked at the US/Mexico border, and a series of online projects that examine through games and fiction; the Straits and Gibraltar, migrant labor, and attempts to setup non-state electronic networks across it; and borders of gender, and especially how that int...


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