Can we think of Chile without limits?
Without customs, without country; just territory?
How do we outline Chile while facing globalization?
What is our actual range? What is representative?
Ambassadors versus retail businessmen?
Wine producers versus poets?
Architecture versus earthquakes?
Will Chile play a continental role?
In this post crisis era and in contrast to the past century could Chile export, alongside fresh fruits, fresh ideas?
Do we dare think about new psychological and sociological realms?
Due to prominent exterior investments, could we encourage a common continental economic space?
Concerning bio-resources, could Chile promote a multilateral energetic strategic plan?
Can we address rather than emulate developed countries´ thinking?
This essay pursues the possibility of global contribution, by the liberation of national internal fears, by connecting virtues and by empowering a Latin American integration agenda.
Based on Claude Gay‘s “Historia física y política de Chile” , the previous scope of questions is illustrated in three stages:
1. Chile: the limits of invention, from the colonial outlined field to the nation state creation, Claude Gay’s original geographical sense.
2. Chile: blurring limits, globalization, a psycho-econo-geographical journey, based on Guy Debord´s Psychogeography.
3. Mashup City, a psycho-magical projection, based on Alejandro Jodorowsky´s method.
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JUAN PABLO CORVALÁN | SUSUKA
was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1973. He is an Architect from Ecole d’Ingénieurs de Genève, studied at the Universidad de Chile and has a Master´s degree from the School of Architecture at the Berlage Institute. He has published articles and his projects have been published in international architectural magazines and he lectured and imparted workshops worldwide. He is currently a professor at the Universidad de Talca and is a founding member of Supersudaca and Susuka (the Chilean base), founded in 2004. Susuka, together with José Luis Abasolo Llarias (who has worked on reconstruction projects and investigations in several countries and is a member of URBZ, a think tank based in Mumbai and Santiago, who he works with since 2012 on the project “Sao Paulo Calling” curated by Stefano Boeri), collaborate together in this occasion.
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