Elecciones en Brasil: Entre la reoccidentalización y la desoccidentalización

Durante su presidencia Dilma Rousseff aumentó el distanciamiento  entre Brasil y los EE.UU, distanciamiento que comenzó durante la presidencia de Ignacio Lula da Silva. Dos acontecimientos importantes, en el pasado reciente, aumentaron tanto la distancia y como la tensión entre los dos estados: Rousseff canceló su visita a Washington al hacerse público que los Estados… Continue reading Elecciones en Brasil: Entre la reoccidentalización y la desoccidentalización

Looking for the Meaning of ¨Decolonial Gesture¨ (with a closing analysis of Tanja Ostojic´s ´Looking for a husband with European Union passport.´)

This piece published in e-mispheric closes with an analysis of ground-breaking ¨artistic event¨ (reading the article you will understand why the quotation mark and why event and not performance). It is a reflection on decolonial sensing and knowing, of the knowing and acting embodiment, an effort to submit reasoning to sensing and to highlight aesthesis… Continue reading Looking for the Meaning of ¨Decolonial Gesture¨ (with a closing analysis of Tanja Ostojic´s ´Looking for a husband with European Union passport.´)

La distribución racial del capital y del conocimiento

  Immanuel Wallerstein publicó un artículo de opinión en La Jornada de México, en la que nota, con justeza, lo que quienes seguimos los avatares del orden mundial hemos estado comprobando: que la prensa de la Unión Europea y de Estados Unidos (los mayores diarios, revistas y cadenas de televisión) como así los políticos y… Continue reading La distribución racial del capital y del conocimiento

Ukraine 2014: A Decolonial Take

      According to newsbreaks around the world, 95.5% of Crimean voted in favor of Russian annexation. The current Ukraine acting-government has lit the torch of civil war. Prime Minister Yatseniuk is quoted as saying that “the ground will burn under their feet.” The US announced to make effective and immediately sanctions against Russia.        The EU… Continue reading Ukraine 2014: A Decolonial Take

En Guatemala, Sobre (De)Colonialidad en Ciudad de la Imaginación

Esta entrevista se realizó en ocasión de mi visita a Quetzaltenango, en Noviembre del 2013. La razón fue el Simposio organizado por Ciudad de la Imaginación.   ¿Dónde y cuándo emergió el concepto decolonial? R: Dificil precisar el dia y la hora. Pero si que el concepto comenzó a emplearse después de la segunda guerra… Continue reading En Guatemala, Sobre (De)Colonialidad en Ciudad de la Imaginación

Tonight in Buenos Aires I Saw a Black Man

I pasted this story in FB. Then i realized that one of the proper names was wrongly spelled. So i deleted, corrected the original (apparently you cannot edit directly in FB) and pasted again. It so happened that the new pasting reproduced the text without paragraphs. I tried several times. Failed. So i am posting… Continue reading Tonight in Buenos Aires I Saw a Black Man

Sensing Otherwise: From Iraq to Europe to the US. Decolonial Aeshtesis and Migrant Consciousness

SENSING OTHERWISE A Story of an Exhibition In this text, Walter Mignolo turns a visit to Let the Guest Be the Master, an exhibition by artist Hayv Kahraman at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York (10th September to 11th October 2013), into a narrative that explores the relationship between a viewer and the work of… Continue reading Sensing Otherwise: From Iraq to Europe to the US. Decolonial Aeshtesis and Migrant Consciousness

Towards the End of the University as we Knew It (II).

Louis Yako has fired an enlightening broadside from his graduate student´s experience, calling our attention to were the university as we know it today is heading. Since the classic book by Bill Readings (The University in Ruins, 1996), scholars have been proactive in alerting all of us on universities’ corporate turn. But it was less… Continue reading Towards the End of the University as we Knew It (II).