Walter Mignolo

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

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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On Pluriversality

The piece below was written in rsponse to a question formulated by Arturo Escobar, Marisol de la Cadena and Mario Blaser. Marisol, Mario and Arturo are starting a project investigating the various uses of the concept of ¨pluriverse.¨ They asked me how I stumbled into the concept and how I  used and use  it. In […]

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Decolonial Voice Lending – Interview

This video interview was run by  Rod Sachs, in the Summer of 2012. Rod was an advanced undergraduate student at the University of Texas in San Antonio, where i met him during a week at the University where i was the UTSA Distinguished Brackenridge Visiting Lecture. That was in March. The summer of the same […]

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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. […]

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