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Input for «Diptych: The missing door and The lost room» by Prof. Dr. Alexandra Portmann.

Concepts of cultural studies relating to a form of the in-between are varied and diverse and are being addressed and discussed in a wide range of disciplines, from political philosophy to anthropology and post-colonial theory. But what exactly is the potential of the in-between as a theoretical concept and method? And where does the concept start to reach its limitations? Taking these questions as a starting point, the in-between is discussed as a promise of transformation and further questioned using current socio-political discourses of the concepts of diversity and cultural participation.