Decolonial AestheSis: Colonial Wounds/Decolonial Healings

The special issue of Social Text-Periscope on Decolonial AestheSis co-edited by Rolando Vazquez and myself, is up and running. As i write this note there are still a few contributions to be uploaded. But it is almost there. These issue shows the global scope of Decolonial Aesthesis from Hong Kong, Singapore Korea and Taiwan, from… Continue reading Decolonial AestheSis: Colonial Wounds/Decolonial Healings

How Dewesternizing Discourse Works

On Friday, July 9th, i was listening Diane Rhem Show´s in the radio. The topic Edward Snowden and declarations made by Vladimir Putin to the journalist. According to one of the person participating in the dialogue, Putin made two contradictory statements. One of them has been widely distributed and occupies many of the news title.… Continue reading How Dewesternizing Discourse Works

Trayvon Martin: Remembering James Baldwin addressing the topic ¨Has the American Dream Been Achieved at the Expense of the American Negro?¨ Cambridge, 1965

To the ongoing debate on Trayvon Martin and the ongoing racism and supremacy, i invite you to listen to James Baldwin thrilling speech, a speech that got Cambridge Students audience on their feet after being mesmerized and glued to his words and body during 22 or so minutes of Baldwin brilliancy. If you do not… Continue reading Trayvon Martin: Remembering James Baldwin addressing the topic ¨Has the American Dream Been Achieved at the Expense of the American Negro?¨ Cambridge, 1965

Decolonial Aesthesis: From Singapore, to Cambridge, to Duke University

I always ask my students, grad and undergraduate, for the mid-term “exam”, to write a letter to whomever they wish. It should be an educated person who is a little bit familiar with the topic, or not necessarily. The question is to explain “in your own words” (and not to hide behind textual commentaries or… Continue reading Decolonial Aesthesis: From Singapore, to Cambridge, to Duke University

Re-emerger: el retorno del Este Global y del Sur Global.

Entrevista con Walter Mignolo Por Norma Giarracca para CAUSA SUR, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Febrero 2013  (*) Sobre el concepto “re-emerger” ver mi artículo publicado en Ibraaz.   1) En tu último libro (The darker side of western modernity. Global futures, decolonial options) dedicas uno de los primeros capítulos a “la vía del futuro: reoccidentalización, desoccidentalización… Continue reading Re-emerger: el retorno del Este Global y del Sur Global.

Esteticas descoloniales

“Esteticas descoloniales,” Catálogo de la exhibición en Bogotá, Noviembre del 2010

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La prohibición de Monsanto en Europa

Polonia recientemente se ha unido a otros países Europeos (Bélgica, Gran Bretaña, Bulgaria, Francia, Alemania, Irlanda y Eslovaquia) que prohibieron el maíz Mon810, de Monsanto. La empresa es conocida globalmente como proveedora de productos de agricultura y por producir también el glisofato y el Roundup. También es productora de semillas genéticamente modificadas. Todo ello hace… Continue reading La prohibición de Monsanto en Europa

Touching Objects or Being in (Un)Touch

1.- There are distinctions like “First World” and “Third World” that if you mention them today, you receive an ironic look, if that at all. More polite interlocutors would say something like “I see what you mean, but don’t you think that this distinction is not longer valid, after the collapse of the Soviet Union… Continue reading Touching Objects or Being in (Un)Touch