Introduction “Gay Free Zone”: in February 2011 street stickers appeared in the East London areas of Tower Hamlets and Hackney which condemned the ‘sins’ of homosexuality and warned of ‘Allah’s punishment’ (Roberts 2011). There was a universal outrage in the London press and media, not to mention in
particular historical contexts. The determining factor that stands above the others is the Cold War context – which is worth recalling more than a quarter of a century after the fall of the Iron Curtain. From 1945 to 1989, Europe was divided between West and East, that is, between two economies, political
-changing differences where
each time a new element appears the whole of the ‘commons’ itself re-con-
figures. (Sarat Maharaj. Fatal Natalities in Faultlines. Africa Pavilion.
Venice Biennale 2003 and the network of Raqs Media Collective.New
0022 This shows up the limits of the ‘plane of tolerance