Translation as a mental concept


Translation is a form of resistance, but also “the original mother tongue of humankind”. With a a broad interpretation of the concept of translation, Rada Ivekovic looks at the principles, concepts and symbolic values of borders and boundaries.

“In the minds of all the Balkan nations there are two maps with two different borders. One is the contemporary map, usually called the political map of one’s state. The other is the historical map, a map sometimes secretly and often openly cherished.” Former Macedonian foreign minister Denko Maleski on Balkan nationalism and why, in the conflict between Macedonia and Greece, both sides are debating a non-existent issue.