Lecture Performance

• Thu 24 03 2016 / 8 pm •
Decolonizing Knowledge


Knowledge is power. Nowhere is this clearer than in the divide between the West and the “rest”—between the metropolis and its former colonies. “What is acknowledged as knowledge? Whose knowledge is this? Who is acknowledged to produce knowledge?” These are painful questions, and Grada Kilomba explores them through a collage of her literary and visual work, questioning the “normal” and continuous coloniality in which we reside. Her lecture performance exposes the violence of classic knowledge production, showing how academic, cultural and artistic spaces determine who can talk about what, excluding a majority of the world’s population on the basis of their gender or race. The audience is invited to re-imagine the concept of knowledge by opening new spaces for decolonial thinking.

Venue: Bayenwerft Kunsthaus Rhenania e. V., Bayenstraße 28, 50678 Cologne
Day ticket for Grada Kilomba & Gala Drop: 8 €, reduced 5 €
In English