Biennial of journals of critical thought

From 12 to 15 December 2002, at the initiative of Transeuropéennes, some thirty representatives of journals of critical thought gathered in Marrakech, Morocco, for a first-ever Biennial of journals of critical thought from the two shores of the Mediterranean on the topic of “Forms of Resistance and Utopia.” These intellectuals – women and men from Algeria, Croatia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey, all either founders, directors, editors in chief or editorial-board members of the invited journals – came together to think collectively about the contemporary issues facing critical thought, against a backdrop of international and political crises, as well as a crisis of symbolic representations. Together, the participants laid the groundwork for a practical reflection on the conditions of a Euro-Mediterranean public sphere, where journals necessarily have a central role to play.