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Lilla Khoór / Will Potter, Budapest: Királyhágó square in Budapest’s 12th district

Contrary to its usual characterisation in terms of plurality, particularity and resistance, post-colonial existence is best understood as an ultimately singular or non-relational category. A singularity is something that generates the medium of its own existence, to the eventual exclusion of other existences.

There are elements of cultural development in Hungary today that are attempting to define Hungary as singular. We undertook our research in Királyhágó square in Budapest, where a new sculpture of a turul (mythical falcon) has been built. We interviewed local people about the sculpture and the development of the square, asking them what they think of it and to recount stories of the mythology it represents and the scene when it was built.

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