impossibility of an island

 

«There is no untouched garden of Eden lying at the edges of this never-ending globe, Instead, human beings travelling far and wide have turned into the very monsters they chased off the maps.We delude ourselves, just as the hapless travelers in these eloquently told tales often deluded
themselves in the quest for a paradise they didn’t have it in them to create. Meticulously detailed maps are a way of laying claim to territory appropriated for your own ends. “Every map is the result and the exercise of colonial violence.»

[SCHALANSKY, Judith, Deception Island (Antarctica), Antarctic Ocean]

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