ZIZ143 Home and Radical Evil (23.02.1994)

Slavoj Zizek examines modern evil through a multitude of variations on a single motive: home is evil. For Zizek, evil is not primarily a property of persons but evil has to be defined in topological terms. Evil is a certain place. Evil is home.From an AA conference on Home, exploring the idea of ‘home’ as a domestic space and as the articulation of fundamental fantasies of space, memory and identity. The conference examined how the category Home operates as a point of political reference and mobilization, and considered the dangers of overinvestment in this category, both at the level of the city and in terms of fuelling political conflict.