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The Unexpected Guest: Art, Writing and Thinking on Hospitality
Sally Tallant and Paul Domela (Editors), with a text by Lorenzo Fusi
Hospitality is the welcome we extend to strangers, an attitude and a code of conduct, and a metaphor encompassing issues of the body, territory, politics, ecology, commerce and the hosting of data. It is the point where hostility becomes friendship, where the unknown becomes the familiar, and where the outside becomes the inside. But it also about the exercise of power: the power to accommodate or to exclude, the power to impose oneself on the other, and the power to outstay’s one’s welcome. In an age of unprecedented movement of both people and knowledge, different cultures of hospitality confront one another as never before.
ISBN 13: 9781908970039 | ISBN 10: 1908970030
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