All events as well as further interviews, online exhibitions and essays are documented and published on the accompanying TALKING OBJECTS BLOG.

Performance/Artistic Intervention Decolonize


UNEXPECTED LESSONS — Poetry Performance »Opowu« by Stefanie-Lahya Aukongo (poet, curator, singer) Read more

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Black (European) Studies

The panel on Black (European) Studies surveys the current state as well as the history of Black Studies in Europe and Germany, also in relation to the evolution of Black Studies in the United States. With Natasha Kelly, Peggy Piesche and Vanessa E. Thompson. Moderated by Mahret Ifeoma Kupka. Read more

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Epistemic Shift in Memory and Knowledge

Because memory is so often developed from non-written texts, these narratives are more difficult to trace because of the scarcity of traces, but deep in the ideologies, practices, and politics of those denied history is an ethereal yet very real memory that is un-stated but nonetheless dis-static.  … Read more

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The Other Objects – A New Behaviour

“The Other Objects” explores the idea that the framework of object movement needs to expand beyond the three-dimensional artefact and consider the public space, the constructed environment as objects upon which the same forces of colonial appropriation and movement. The Nairobi team wishes to invite… Read more

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Decolonize Talk

Unexpected Lessons – Welcome Remarks

„The Western archive is exhausted!“ says Felwine Sarr. What can knowledge be today, beyond European knowledge systems? New perspectives and questions are needed in order to break up colonial thought patterns and challenge Eurocentric, white views that are deeply rooted in the European understanding… Read more

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