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The School of the South Manifesto
dynamics of inversion of periphery

Our north is the South. There should be no north for us, except in opposition to our South. That is why we now turn the map upside down, and now we know what our true position is, and it is not the way the rest of the world would like to have it. From now on, the elongated tip of South America will point insistently at the South, our North. Our compass as well; it will incline irremediably and forever towards the South, towards our pole. When ships sail from here traveling north, they will be traveling down, not up as before. Because the North is now below. And as we face our South, the East is to our left. This is a necessary rectification; so that now we know where we are.
—Joaquin Torres-García 1935

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