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theory #13: Decolonizing Food Systems
Nov 05, 6:00 PM
OnCurating Project Space, Ausstellungsstrasse 16, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
Just this one time, we will meet on a thursday to discuss how to decolonize food systems. The texts would be accessible soon.
Stammtisch: Let's collectivize to decolonize
Dec 02, 6:00 PM
OnCurating Project Space, Ausstellungsstrasse 16, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
We have invited organizations, groups and associations that are already working on decolonial process. We will discuss about practices of collectivizations and visibilizations towards the decolonization of our society.
Thu, Oct 08
www.decolonizezuri.ch/stream
action #1: decolonize zurich. latinamerican perspectives
The roundtable aims to discuss decolonial processes to challenge (neo)colonial patterns of thought and behavior in everyday life. Guest speakers: Prof. Patricia Purtschert, Adriana Domínguez, Paloma Ayala and Tomás Bartoletti. The event is supported by Latin American Center UZH.
Thu, Oct 08
OnCurating Project Space
workshop #1: decolonize now!
We read and discuss three texts with Prof. Patricia Purtschert. Afterwards, we will put our thoughts into action and criticize objects, institutions or processes embedded in colonial meaning, trying to develop ways of decolonization for our everyday life.
Wed, Sep 02
OnCurating Project Space
Let's talk about colonialism in Switzerland (again and again and never stop)
The debate about racism has brought to the public attention how Swiss colonial participation and racist structures shapes the current society. We will discuss about the work of activists, organizations, artists and researchers in this topic looking for possibilities to continue their actions.
Wed, Aug 05
OnCurating Project Space
theory #12: To Dream or to Act. Édouard Glissant's Poetics of Relation
The repercussions of colonialism and racism in Switzerland were in front our eyes before the current debate - and they still will be here. How to act? We would like to go "back" to Glissant's idea of Relation as a possibility to create the necessary solidarity to act against colonialism and racism.
Wed, Jul 01
Café Zähringer
Koloniales Erbe: Rassismus, Denkmäler und die Schweiz
Wir diskutieren über die aktuelle Debatte über Rassismus und Kolonialismus in der Schweiz.
Wed, Jun 10
Café Zähringer
theory #11 Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital
We read chapter 5 "Capital's Unviersalizing Tendency" of Vivek Chibber's book. Register to get the text!
Wed, May 06
http://tiny.cc/decolonizezurich
theory #10: hybridity and postcolonial feminism
We read "Can the Subaltern Speak German?" and "Postkolonialer Feminismus für die Schweiz". Both texts are an attempt to continue our conversation about Anzaldúa's "Borderlands/La Frontera" which you can read as well if you want. You will get the link for the texts after registration.
Wed, Apr 01
http://tiny.cc/decolonizezurich
theory #9: Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera
We read: introduction and chapter 7.
Wed, Mar 11
OASE (KO2-G-289)
theory #8: Open Veins
we read: Eduardo Galeano, Open Veins of Latin America. You are free to read any chapter!
Mon, Feb 17
University of Zurich
theory #7
we read: Felwine Sarr, Thinking Africa from "Afrotopia"
Wed, Nov 06
University of Zurich
theory #6
We read: Pierre Jemima, The Postcolony and Racial Formation from "The Predicament of Blackness"
Wed, Oct 02
University of Zurich
theory #5
We read: Meyda Yegenoglu, Veiled Fantasies from"Colonial Fantasies"
Wed, Sep 11
University of Zurich
theory #4
we read: Homi Bhabha, On Mimicry and Man from "The Location of Culture".
Wed, Aug 07
University of Zurich
theory #3
We read: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Can the Subaltern Speak?
Wed, Jul 03
University of Zurich
theory #2
We read: Edward Said, Introduction, from "Orientalism". We ask: How can we reach decolonisation? How can we unlearn the hegemonial forms of knowledge?
Wed, Jun 12
University of Zurich
theory #1
We read: Frantz Fanon, On National Culture from "The Wretched of the Earth". We ask: How can we criticize "culture" from a postcolonial perspective?

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