If someone builds borders, it’s because they want to protect themselves. But what from? Do borders offer protection from “the others”, or are we not instead producing “the other” by creating boundaries in the first place?
Who defines our images of what we perceive as centre or periphery? What sets us apart in Europe from the “rest of the world”?
It’s no secret that communication can lead to misunderstandings. People tend to see language skills as a precondition for participating in social processes.