On Translations

Carolina Rito (Editor), Dima Hamadeh, Maryam Monalisa Gharavi, Slavs and Tatars Collective, Bing Hao Wong, Rolando Vazquez, Thomas Waller, Celeste Fortes, Rita Rainho

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationSpecial issue


'On Translations' is the first issue of The Contemporary Journal (February 2018 - June 2019). This issue explores the cultural and political contradictions that arise in processes of translation - in language and beyond. These questions derive from an understanding that translation encompasses processes of erasure in colonial language and epistemologies. At the same time, it offers a liminal space marked by mistranslation, confusion, and hesitance. 'On Translations' aims to explore the potential capacities of translation to be a 'site of inhabitation' rather than a transitional space between the original and the translated text.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Contemporary Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • translation
  • Cultural Translation
  • Curating
  • Interdisciplinarity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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  • Activities

    • 1 Editorial activity

    The Contemporary Journal (Journal)

    Carolina Rito (Editor-in-chief)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Research Output

    What Is the Curatorial Doing?

    Rito, C., 2020, Institution as Praxis: New Curatorial Directions for Collaborative Research. Rito, C. & Balaskas, B. (eds.). Sternberg Press , p. 44-61

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Contested Histories and the Curatorial: “The Portuguese Revolution Is an African Revolution”

    Rito, C., Kornetis, K. (ed.), Alexander, S., Fernández de Larrinoa, K., Papadogiannis, N., HD Geraghty, N., Ribeiro De Menezes, A., Payne, L. & Infante Batiste, V., 18 Jun 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Cite this

    Rito, C. (Ed.), Hamadeh, D., Gharavi, M. M., Collective, S. A. T., Wong, B. H., Vazquez, R., ... Rainho, R. (2018). On Translations. The Contemporary Journal, 1. https://doi.org/10.31411/TCJ.01