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

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La Palabre: Ré-imaginer le passé

Food and Discussions, In German and English, At Berlin Global Village, Am Sudhaus 2, 12053 Berlin. Read more

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Exhibition Museum practices

Das Imaginäre

Das Imaginäre: Thematic tour with Jeanne Mizero Nzakizabandi (Art educator and curator, Frankfurt / Main) . At KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art (in the exhibition Ré-imaginer le passé, M2), Saturday, May 25. 14:00 h. Am Sudhaus 3, Berlin-Neukölln, In German. Free Admission + Registration needed. Read more

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Archive (Archive practices) Objects (Re-Evaluation)

Esprit des Objets – Objets des Esprit

Internal TALKING OBJECTS ARCHIVE-Workshops with Groupe d'Action et d'Étude Critique Africa/GAEC at GAEC Community Centre, Saint-Louis, Senegal. Read more

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Exhibition Archive (Archive practices)

LES YEUX DE L'EAU - EXHIBITION @GAEC–Africa, Saint-Louis

As a partner in the development of the TALKING OBJECTS ARCHIVE, GAEC's project « Esprit des Objets - Objets des Esprit » deals with a collection of West African objects from the Musée Théodore Monod (Dakar) curated for the TALKING OBJECTS ARCHIVE. GAEC is establishing an exhibition « Les yeux de… Read more

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Talk Knowledge Decolonize

“Critical thinking is the slow cooking of the soul”

“Critical thinking is the slow cooking of the soul”: Lecture by Nikita Dhawan (Political scientist, Berlin) and María do Mar Castro Varela (Political scientist, Berlin). At KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art (in the exhibition Ré-imaginer le passé, M2), Wednesday, May 8, 19:00 h. Am Sudhaus 3,… Read more

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Decolonize Essay Talk Exhibition

READING SESSION with C& Center of Unfinished Business

READING SESSION with C& Center of Unfinished Business. Moderated by Celina Baljeet Basra. At KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art (in the exhibition Ré-imaginer le passé, M2), Friday, April 26, 18:00 h. Am Sudhaus 3, Berlin-Neukölln. In German and English. Free admission. Read more

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Archive (Archive practices) Decolonize

Plural Knowledge on the Digital

The TALKING OBJECTS ARCHIVE team based in Berlin and Nairobi came together for an internal workshop in Nairobi to further evolve the archive, with a particular focus on the challenges of communicating plural and non-hierarchical knowledge digitally. Read more

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Performance/Artistic Intervention Decolonize

OBEAH: resurrection

OBEAH: resurrection. Performance by Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro at KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art (M0), Wednesday, April 3, 19:00 h. Am Sudhaus 3, Berlin-Neukölln. In German and English. Free admission Read more

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Archive (Archive practices) Contemporary Art

TALKING OBJECTS ARCHIVE Residency: Karwitha Kirimi

We're thrilled to announce the newest TALKING OBJECT ARCHIVE residency with Karwitha Kirimi, who will be contributing to the Archive with their own artwork, which matches an object from the digital Talking Objects ARCHIVE collection. Read more

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Archive (Archive practices)

TALKING OBJECTS ARCHIVE Residency: Adam Yawe

We are happy to announce the latest TALKING OBJECTS ARCHIVE residencies with Adam Yawe, who will be contributing to the Archive with an artwork of his own, which resonates with an object from the digital TALKING OBJECTS ARCHIVE collection. Read more

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Decolonize Exhibition Talk

The Concept of the Imaginary

Conversations with the artists and curators of the exhibition Ré-imaginer le passé at the KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art. Sunday, March 24, 14.30-16.30 h, Am Sudhaus 3, Berlin-Neukölln, Free Admission. Read more

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Exhibition Museum practices

RÉ-IMAGINER LE PASSÉ - DISCURSIVE PROGRAM @KINDL, Berlin

The imaginary serves as a creative starting point for questioning and transforming existing realities– also in our extensive discursive program accompanying the exhibition. Save the dates! Read more

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Museum practices Exhibition

RÉ-IMAGINER LE PASSÉ - EXHIBITION @KINDL, Berlin

What futures are possible from our shared history? Which pasts deserve to be told? How can knowledge be questioned today? And why is knowledge a construction of world orders? These are the initial questions of the Ré-imaginer le passé project. Read more

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Film

Prélude: RÉ-IMAGINER LE PASSÉ – Talking Objects Film Night

As a prelude to the exhibition, the TALKING OBJECT LAB invites you to a film night that turns to lost knowledge and shared memories, and takes an Afrofuturistic look into the future... Read more

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Decolonize Knowledge Objects (Re-Evaluation)

LA PALABRE #6 – LISTENING TO OBJECTS

14th December, 18.00 h @Vierte Welt, Kottbusser Tor, Berin. For the LA PALABRE series, from July-December 2023, we invite Berlin-based researchers*, artists*, and activists to discuss the issues we have been working on over the past two years as part of TALKING OBJECTS, an artistic research project… Read more

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Exhibition Museum practices Decolonize

RÉ-IMAGINER LE PASSÉ - EXHIBITION @Musée Théodore Monod, Dakar

“Ré-imaginer le passé” is more than just the two exhibitions in Dakar and Berlin — it is a long-term research journey, spanning several months. Read more

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Decolonize Performance/Artistic Intervention Talk

LA PALABRE #5 - REFUSING, EMBRACING, LETTING GO

10th November, 18.00 h @Vierte Welt, Kottbusser Tor. For the LA PALABRE series, from July-December 2023, we invite Berlin-based researchers*, artists*, and activists to discuss the issues we have been working on over the past two years as part of TALKING OBJECTS, an artistic research project on… Read more

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Decolonize Knowledge

LA PALABRE #4 - LEARNING LESSONS

20th October, 18.00 h @Vierte Welt, Kottbusser Tor. For the »LA PALABRE« series, from July-December 2023, we invite Berlin-based researchers*, artists*, and activists to discuss the issues we have been working on over the past two years as part of TALKING OBJECTS, an artistic research project on… Read more

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Decolonize Deutsch Performance/Artistic Intervention

LA PALABRE #3 - TELLING TALES

29th September, 18.00 h: »La Palabre« These are six evenings of decolonial theory and practice in Berlin-Kreuzberg, at the Vierte Welt at Kottbusser Tor, combining discussion and shared food. For the LA PALABRE series, from July-December 2023, we invite Berlin-based researchers*, artists*, and… Read more

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Decolonize Performance/Artistic Intervention

LA PALABRE #2 – COLLECTING SEEDS

1st September, 18.00 h: »La Palabre«. These are six evenings of decolonial theory and practice in Berlin-Kreuzberg, at the Vierte Welt at Kottbusser Tor, combining discussion and shared food. For the LA PALABRE series, from July-December 2023, we invite Berlin-based researchers*, artists*, and… Read more

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Decolonize Talk

LA PALABRE #1 – CUTTING FRUITS

14th July, 18.00 h @Vierte Welt, Kottbusser Tor, Berlin. An evening on decolonial theory and practice with Kavita Meelu, hn.lyonga, Celina Baljeet Basra, Daeng Khamlao and Magnus Elias Rosengarten. For the LA PALABRE series, from July-December 2023, we invite Berlin-based researchers*, artists*, and… Read more

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Decolonize Archive (Archive practices)

DECOLONIZING KNOWLEDGE

25-27 Mai 2023, Musée Théodore Monod, Dakar. With / Avec Mame-Penda Bâ, Njoki Ngumi, Nikita Dhawan, Fatou Kandé Senghor, Alibeta, Rokhaya Fall, Laïty Fary Ndiaye, Renée Akitelek Mboya, amongst others / parmi d'autres.  Le programme sera agrémenté d' interventions musicale. / The event is echoed by… Read more

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Decolonize Museum practices

RÉ-IMAGINER LE PASSÉ - LABoratoire @DAKAR

May 22-24, 2023 in Dakar: Artistic LABoratory and exhibition project in Dakar and Berlin in the frame of TALKING OBJECTS LAB. Read more

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Decolonize Objects (Re-Evaluation) Museum practices

Talking Objects. On the Origin and the Future of Objects in the Museum

As part of the exhibition "The Collection of Maximilian von Goldschmidt-Rothschild" at the Museum Angewandte Kunst, there will be a talk with Dr. Katharina Weiler (curator), Dr. Mahret Kupka and Isabel Raabe (both conception and curation, Talking Objects Lab) on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm. Read more

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Decolonize Restitution

UNEXPECTED LESSONS #4 – Decolonizing Restitution

Panel Talks, Discussions and Artistic Interventions Friday, February 10, 2023, 4pm – 9pm in cooperation with Heinrich-Boell-Foundation Nigeria Read more

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Contemporary Art Decolonize Museum practices

TALKING OBJECTS LAB RESIDENCIES: Élise Fitte-Duval

We are pleased to announce the most recent TALKING OBJECTS LAB residency at Musée Théodore Monod with Élise Fitte-Duval, who will be working with the collection of the museum for the forthcoming months. Read more

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Decolonize Archive (Archive practices)

TALKING OBJECTS ARCHIVE @DAKAR

What is the potential of technology for African museums? How can a digital collection contribute to the mediation, re-evaluation, dissemination and research of objects? How to digitize, technically? And how to digitize, aesthetically? Read more

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Contemporary Art Decolonize Archive (Archive practices)

TALKING OBJECTS LAB RESIDENCIES: Henri Sagna

We are happy to announce the latest TALKING OBJECTS LAB residencies at the Musée Théodore Monod with Henri Sagna, who will work with the museum collection for the coming months. Read more

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Decolonize Performance/Artistic Intervention Talk

UNEXPECTED LESSONS #3 – Decolonizing Romantik

Awakening, nostalgia and nationalism, Orientalism and the mystification of nature — How did Romantic Europe look at the world? And how does Romanticism shape Europe's self-image today? Read more

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Decolonize Talk Performance/Artistic Intervention

UNEXPECTED LESSONS #2 – Decolonizing Nature

TALKING OBJECTS LAB @Goethe Morph* Iceland. The three-day performative conference UNEXPECTED LESSONS #2 will take place as part of the festival Goethe Morph* Iceland at Nordic House in Reykjavik on September 13th - 15th, 2022. Read more

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Decolonize

Anti-Colonial Approaches to Nature

One-day workshop on 15 July 2022 on "Decolonizing Nature" with 15 experters from various fields to discuss about agriculture, food and related health systems, seed archives, climate change and landscpae as an archive of memories. Read more

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Decolonize Objects (Re-Evaluation) Performance/Artistic Intervention

Revisiter les Objets

Artist Residency /Presentation & Lecture Performance with Ibrahima Thiam on May 26th 2022 at Musée Théodore Monod in Dakar, Senegal. Read more

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Decolonize Memory Performance/Artistic Intervention Talk

Interactive Temporary Monument

TALKING OBJECTS LAB is invited to create a Temporary Monument at Kottbusser Tor, Berlin – using the space of an advertising column. APRIL 26 - MAY 5, 2022. Read more

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Talk Performance/Artistic Intervention Objects (Re-Evaluation) Decolonize

PROGRAM PREVIEW 2022

Starting with an interactive temporary monument at Kottbusser Tor, in 2022, Talking Object Lab's polyphonous projects will take place in Dakar, Nairobi and in Iceland, amongst others. Read more

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Decolonize Knowledge Memory Archive (Archive practices) Objects (Re-Evaluation)

Imagining an Archive for Decolonial Knowledge

A digital conversation in December 2021. With Njoki Ngumi, Jim Chuchu, Neo Musangi, Malick Ndiaye, Mahret Ifeoma Kupka and Isabel Raabe Read more

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Decolonize Memory Knowledge

Mapping Academia / The Pathways of Healing and Caring

Discussion, Artistic Contributions and Music – Digital event in cooperation with 1014 – space for ideas, New York City (In English) – Registration for the livestream from Dec 1 under 1014.nyc Read more

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Archive (Archive practices) Decolonize Objects (Re-Evaluation)

Decolonial information technology workshop

A digital conversation on the digital in December 2021. With Chao Tayiana Maina, Erik Stein, Mahret Ifeoma Kupka, and Isabel Raabe. Read more

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Memory Knowledge Decolonize Objects (Re-Evaluation)

Le Langage des Objets

Discussion and Opening – Presentation by artist Viyé Diba within his residence at the Museum Théodore Monod. 4 December 2021, 17-19 h, Museum Théodore Monod in Dakar, Senegal. Read more

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Knowledge Memory Museum practices Talk

Talking Objects

July 7, 7 pm. A talk in the frame of the exhibition "La lumière qui fait la bonheur..." by Georges Adéagbo (28 March - 25 July 2021 at KINDL — Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin). Read more

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Knowledge Memory Museum practices Talk

UNEXPECTED LESSONS

The performative discursive event »UNEXPECTED LESSONS - Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge« took place on 11th and 12th of June 2021 in parallel in Akademie der Künste Berlin, Nairobi and the digital space. Read more

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