Lecture Performance

• Fri 16 11 2018 •
Towards nomadic hybridity Perverse Decolonization



Venue: Alte Feuerwache, Melchiorstr. 3, 50670 Cologne
Free admission
In English

European colonization in Asia, Africa, and the Americas is famous in its effects and its aftermath. Less is known about the effects of inner-European colonialism and oppression of indigenous minorities, especially if their nomadic everyday clashes with that of sedentary Europe, with its fixed social hierarchies and spatial constraints. Part of JOAR NANGO’s practice is to challenge these constraints. An important context of his work is Nango’s background as Sámi and his decade long research into European colonialism and indigenous architecture. Both taught him to appreciate the hybrid character of culture as well as the nomadic way of thinking and organizing space “where staying open and receptive towards our surroundings is of the greatest importance.” Nango’s lecture performance in Cologne responds to the project Perverse Decolonization as an outside voice, pointing out the fundamental importance of hybridity as new, non-colonizing universals emerge.

JOAR NANGO is an architect and artist of samí origin based in Romssa (Tromsø). Working in site-specific installations, self-made publications, and lecture performance, he explores the boundary between architecture, design and visual art. His work questions the notion of the “Indigenous” often through investigating the oppositions and contradictions in contemporary architecture and showing their fundamental hybridity.

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation Alt text