WHAT DOES IT MEAN “TO DECOLONIZE?”

The Decolonizing Architecture Advanced Course in collaboration with Critical Border Studies invite you to the public event:
The struggle of decolonization once primarily located outside of Europe, today has moved within its borders. What the media continue to call “refugee crisis”, “environmental crisis”, “economic crisis” are, in reality, the incapacity of Europe to come to terms to the condition of five hundred years of colonialism.

This public event is divided in three parts: a public seminar that introduces decolonial options and their relevance in the European context, followed by a public lecture by the renown philosopher Walter D. Mignolo who has been in last 40 years researching and teaching the historical foundation of the modern/colonial world system and imaginary and to conclude with an open discussion on decolonial artistic practices by using as a starting point, Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti´s latest book Permanent Temporariness, a collection of research projects developed in over a decade of work within the artistic collective DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency).

Part I: seminar

09.00-12.00 House 28, Royal Institute of Art

Introductory notes to decolonial thinking and the decolonial option

Madina Tlostanova, Walter Mignolo, Stefan Jonsson

Part II: public lecture

14.00-16.00, Muralen, Royal Institute of Art

Decoloniality, Epistemology and the “Idea” of Europe

Walter Mignolo

Part III: book launch

18.00-20.00 ArkDes library

Permanent Temporariness

Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Petti, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Sara Arrhenius, Rahel Shawl, Marie-Louise Richards, Madina Tlostanova, Walter Mignolo