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"In the name of the capital they covet": Ariella Azoulay on a new civil awakening

Huw Lemmey 2 January 2013

"And in the name of the capital they covet / recruit all who are allowed to remain or enter / as the nation's sentries"

In the latest issue of Manifesta Journal Ariella Azoulay writes as part of short poetic photo-essay on the development of the body politic after the Arab Spring, examining the developing civil language of the body from London and Madrid to Cairo and Seoul.

Since then, when sometimes against all chances / Opportunity appears on the horizon / Citizens have not given up / The possibility of imagining another life / Once in a while they re-emerge and declare: / Without us there is no body politic; only an idea on paper.

Visit Manifesta Journal to view the essay in full.