Biennial Encounter

Multidimensional Bridges: Communication, Interchange and Interaction in a Walled World

School of Human Sciences/ UABC/ Mexicali, Baja California/ April 27-28 2018

The bridge like an object and concept, contact point between subjects and nations, space of transition and interchange. Construction that defies the purlieus with the intention to uniting territories and connect otherness. The bridge in its multiple forms (pragmatics or ludic) always operates from the symbolic sphere linking cultures, commerce and societies. A bridge rises from the multiplicity of dimensions, emulates and surpasses them, is the substance and symbol of the encounter, an open promise of rapprochement.

The bridge construction offered always the promise to create an increasingly integrated world, one that would combine the efforts to overcome the difficulty and reduce the setback to be different. Their presence worked like a perfect metaphor of unity between the parts, it was also the image of all communication, openness and exchange capacities.

In a world where the globalism was consolidated, the bridges represented the victory of the reason over differences; they meant dialogue and transit, the constant relationship with the other side; the desire to venture into the unknown, until turning the mystery of otherness into the magic to finding in it something of oneself.

In spite of the political and economic positions that prevail today, the common individual can’t doubt in the strength of our bridges, which we are willing to maintain through working together. Now we know that it is worth betting to keep them open, because they are living, stable and safe roads, source of relationship and dialogue, place where to find the magic with only passing through them, a magic that cannot be annulled, forgotten or taken away without taking a piece of humanity from us.