This project focuses on the destructive dynamics of regionalism and the deepening crisis of multilateralism. Through rigorous research we establish the political cleavages between regional blocs. We determine the scope and depth of those cleavages and how and to what extend does the political discourses between competing blocs actually exacerbate the
differences. While regionalism of the 20th century was promoting cooperation and multilateralism,regionalism of the 21st century appears to work against it. This relates to the shift away from hegemonic multilateralism to a multipolar setting. In this new context US and its allies seem to be behaving as if they could dictate the outcomes of multilateralism ? if not on the multilateral for a then through regional blocs. This is one instance of the challenge of regionalism. Another instance is the creation of different regional blocs by Eurasian powers and developing countries. Taken together these two instances signal non-cooperative attitudes towards each other among the major world powers.
At the same time population growth make cooperation ever more imperative. Turning away from multilateral arena to regional fortresses does not answer to this need. Instead, it intensifies the problem. This study determines how. With visual arts we seek to underline and emphasize the destructive nature of regional blocs but also the political imaginary of conceptualizing other regional blocs as indeed ?others?.