I am in Johannesburg (August 2013) at CISA. Most evenings, coming back from the university, enjoying a drive and conversation with Dilip, director of the Center, I stop at Mike´s Kitchen. Nothing fancy but good food. Grilled calamari, grilled chicken, grilled filet, fresh salad, steamy vegetable, and a decent Pinotage by the glass, makes it… Continue reading Mike´s Kitchen and the Indian Ocean
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
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
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
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
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.
This monograph, originally published in English as a long article, was then translated into Spanish (the present version). It was also translated into German, French, and Swedish. The Romanian translation is under way.
Learning to Unlearn: Decolonial Reflections from Eurasia and the Americas is a complex, multisided rethinking of the epistemic matrix of Western modernity and coloniality from the position of border epistemology. Colonial and imperial differences are the two key concepts to understanding how the logic of coloniality creates ontological and epistemic exteriorities. Being at once an… Continue reading Learning to Unlearn: Decolonial Reflections from Eurasia and the Americas