Walter Mignolo

Thoughts on modernity/coloniality, geopolitics of knowledge, border thinking, pluriversality, and the decolonial option.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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BERLIN 2012: DECOLONIAL DIASPORIC AESTHETICS.

This text can be translated into about 72 languages   BE.BOP 2012. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS In a previous post i reported on Be.Bop 2012. Black Europe Body Politics. This is part of a larger project on decolonial aesthetics. And, in itself, this part of the project, was not just an event, but the beginning […]

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