Walter Mignolo

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

Mike´s Kitchen and the Indian Ocean

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 […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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DECOLONIAL THINKING AND EDUCATION: FRAGMENTS OF A ¨TERTULIA¨

On December 26, 2012 was held in Buenos Aires a Tertulia, convened by Walter Mignolo (Duke University) and Cecilia Hecht (BioeconTV) in a legendary cafe on Avenida Corrientes, a ¨tertulia¨ on decolonial thinking, cashless economy and education. The conversation focused on education. The topic was introduced by a quotation from the book of Ivan Ilyich […]

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COLONIALITY: THE PAST AND PRESENT OF GLOBAL UNJUSTICE

The First Istanbul World Forum on Justice was organized by the Primer Minister Office of Public Diplomacy and SETA Foundation. Two intense days (October 13 and 14), hosted about 150 invited speakers plus a significant number of local audience congregated at the Istanbul Congress Center. The topics, well selected, touched on the wide spectrum of […]

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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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