“Decolonizing Knowledge” / Lecture by Grada Kilomba

We are very happy to announce that Grada Kilomba is going to give a lecture on “Decolonizing Knowledge” in June 21 from 11a.m.  in room115!
Grada Kilomba is a portuguese writer, theorist, and interdisciplinary artist.
Her work draws on gender, race, trauma and memory.
She is best known for using a variety of formats, from print publications to staged readings and performance, combining both academic and lyrical narrative, creating a very unique literary style. Grada Kilomba is also known for her book “Plantation Memories”, a collection of short stories that deal with experiences of racism, and is the coeditor of Mythen, Masken und Subjekte (2005), an anthology of critical whiteness studies in Germany. Since 2015 Grada is also curating the series KOSMOS² in the Maxim Gorki Theater, where issues of knowledge transfer and knowledge production in the present are discussed.
By using a collage of her literary and artistic work, in her lecture performance she raises questions concerning knowledge, ›race,‹ and gender: Who can speak? and What can we speak about? To touch this colonial wound, Kilomba creates a hybrid space, transforming the configurations of knowledge and power.
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