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        • The Terminal
          Marseille beyond the Headlines

        Abstract
        This project, The Terminal: Marseille Beyond the Headlines, explores a planned but not yet publicized tram extension into Marseille’s fragmented ‘Quartiers Nord’. Masquerading as a newspaper, the project is a critical cartography that merges current events, cliché reputations, expert interviews and personal experiences to construct a territory of the possible realities and fictions of an arbitrary day (because news happens every day) in Marseille. The newspaper communicates and creates friction by colliding unresolved opinions and realities within the physical space of a page. With every article, it exposes the circuitous conflicts impacting the future tram line, speculates on their evolution, and projects new realities that the line may confront and construct along its length. In its totality the project does not propose a foreclosed and singular representation of a territory, but conceives of the newspaper, a temporal construct, as a territory itself produced by a plurality of voices, opinions and speculations that are multiple in their representation.
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        Citation
        Lubell, C. (2017). The Terminal. Marseille beyond the Headlines. Narrating Urban Landscapes, OASE, (98), 81–83. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/98/Theterminal

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