Decolonial Studies Program (DSP)


mit ELVIRA ESPEJO AYCA, ALICE CREISCHER, ELSA DORLIN, STEFANO HARNEY, MIGUEL HILARI, MAX JORGE HINDERER CRUZ, TOBIAS MORAWSKI, STEPHAN MÖRSCH, FRED MOTEN, JOANNE RODRIGUEZ, SARAH FATIMA SCHÜTZ, ANDREAS SIEKMANN, MARGARITA TSOMOU u.a.

The Decolonial Studies Program (DSP) is an education-oriented series of events with a focus on post-colonial, de-colonial and anti-colonial studies. The DSP sees itself as a discursive framework and accompanying program to the major exhibition projects of the Akademie der Künste der Welt (Academy of the Arts of the World, ADKDW) and as a place of its own knowledge production. The content focus from 2022 to 2024 is the investigation of structural colonialism on a global as well as local level and its effects on forms of government, economy and environment, knowledge and knowledge transfer.

In spring 2022, the DSP launches with three event formats: In the joint discourse series On Violence, HAU Hebbel am Ufer and ADKDW begin an examination of contemporary expressions of violence. A Reading Group will provide an opportunity to deepen the content by jointly reading and discussing Elsa Dorlin's Selbstverteidigung and basic texts of anti-, de-, post-colonial and sociological theories. A seminar on the Potosí Principle – Archive complements the exhibition project with international guest lectures. Forms of (neo-)colonial exploitation, labor disputes in art, and forms of resistance against capitalist-induced environmental destruction will be discussed.

Participation in the events of the Decolonial Studies Program is open to all interested parties. Registration and further information at decolonialstudies@adkdw.org