Living on a (thin) margin

Tropentag 2011 will have a focus on development on the margin. Watching the images and the video from Japan calls for a re-definition of our perspective on margin. There is no nation more modern and more organised than Japan, nevertheless the thinness of the edge on which modernity lives was revealed in the most striking way. JAPAN-QUAKE Photo: Yomiuri Shimbun/AFP/Getty Images JAPAN-QUAKE Photo: Kyodo/Reuters JAPAN-QUAKE/LEAKAGE Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
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