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Internal Meeting of the Working Group “Decolonial Aesthetics”


April 13–14, 2018
Berlin University of the Arts
Einsteinufer 43–53
Room 203

The working group “Decolonial Aesthetics” takes up questions of the aesthetic construction of theory in the context of anticolonialism, postcoloniality, and decoloniality, and it examines decolonial aesthetic strategies in artistic productions from the areas of photography, film, theater, contemporary drama, performance, art, music, video, and the fine arts.     

The two-day conference will focus on clarifying concepts of postcoloniality and decoloniality and on questions about writing strategies that critically engage the power relations of colonial control and violence.    


Friday, April 13, 2018, 2–7 p.m.
Clarification of terms “postcolonial” vs. “decolonial”     

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Writing Strategies: Which writing strategies are a part of postcolonial and decolonial theory development? Which possible writing strategies appear suitable in dealing with colonial power and self-positioning?     

Information and Contact

Organizational details and the texts will be sent to participants in March.


Please direct all questions to Grit Köppen: