The sea in its conjuncture with the land is the prerequisite to the harbour. As sites of global capital—for seemingly endless expansion—harbours are spaces that are intrinsically unstable through constant circulation flows and transformation in history. The referential field of geopolitics, instigated by the curators-narrators of the glossary for common knowledge, has so far placed its focus on a series of terms related to the terrestrial. Harbours open up this (primarily land-based) thinking and let us understand space is larger. It thus seems vital to our referential field and discussion to consider and connect to those ‘outer’ spaces that have long been seized by geopolitics, such as the world’s oceans.
How may this serve our geopolitical understanding?