On the train from New Haven to New York City, and with the par­tic­i­pation of Daniel Panateri (Uni­versity of Buenos Aires), we offer this interview with Borja Franco Llopis (Uni­ver­sidad Nacional de Edu­cación a Dis­tancia, Madrid), an art his­torian working on the rep­re­sen­ta­tions of Islam during the 16th and 17th cen­turies. With the noises of the train, we have kept a con­ver­sation about his projects, and their rel­e­vance, as well as their impor­tance for con­tem­porary critical engagement.