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In English reconnaissance is primarily a military term: the gathering of strategic and operational intelligence. Scouting, getting the lay of the land. Not necessarily to find the enemy, but to see what is there. From the French: (recognition). The confluence of these meanings shapes our approach. Each episode of Reconnaissance features oral narratives of recent histories. Through a combination of conversation and fiction, each episode initiates a process of reconnaissance and recognition: of the political ambiguities, experiences, and perceptions buried within language, and propagated by it. The process of writing fiction is a way to practice recognizing experiences outside of our own.Read more »

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