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  • Date and time: Wednesday 5 October 2022, 9am to Friday 7 October 2022, 5pm
  • Location: In-person and online
  • Audience: Open to staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

During the eventful recent years, the discussion about postcolonialism has interestingly turned to the idea of decolonisation, a notion that involves many and different expressions as there are of colonisation itself. Diverse cultures and peoples are facing diverse experiences of decolonisation, whether as former colonies, former colonisers, and the persisting lasting effects, systems, and traditions that linger from a past that many times doesn't feel like a past at all. For this, this year's conference is centred around Decolonial Dialogues from within and beyond the Global Margins.

The legacy of colonial empires is still present on different levels and in daily dynamics of accumulation, separation, oppression, linearity, extraction and more. This means that the end of the colonies did not imply the end of coloniality. The colonial system and its embedded logics of modernity and Western thought have reproduced dynamics and epistemic violence, outlining and influencing the ways we perceive the world. Within this frame, Ventana 4 calls for papers and workshops that question, unsettle, delink, rethink or disobey colonial ideologies. This is an invitation to encounter and link dialogues that emerge and discuss the different decolonial perspectives from and with the margins. We aim to establish a bridge between thinkers, practitioners, researchers, and individuals with interest in Latin America, and for this year's special edition we are welcoming links and perspectives on the African decolonial experience. We are open to proposals that expand the ways we comprehend and interact from and with the margins. We invite you to reflect on the persistence of colonial structures, practices, and the empowerment of marginalised communities, by encouraging critical approaches and bridging the gap between different geographical spheres and thoughts.

This year the conference will be delivered in hybrid format, facilitating live and online participation.

Find out more via the Ventana Conference Page