fifteen plates

“A one-pot meal: what is sophistication?
A meal of 15 little plates: what is the centre?”

- from The Swallowers
by Rosa Vilaça Mesquita, p. 148

This is the ninth thesis reader of the TxT department. Traditionally, each reader’s title was generated with etymological reference to the number of graduating students.

This year’s title, however, is not inspired by etymology, but is instead borrowed directly from one of the theses bundled in here. It made immediate sense.

The group of fifteen graduating students, who have been working both together and separately for the past three years, were suddenly forced to work ‘in isolation’ due to the global pandemic. The table of fifteen plates Rosa Vilaça Mesquita describes became something completely inaccessible,
or even forbidden...

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