Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Institut für Europäische Ethnologie

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Institut für Europäische Ethnologie | Termine | Reframing post- and decolonial knowledge production over the epistemic East / West divide CONTINUED- Temporality, Decoloniality and Liminality

Reframing post- and decolonial knowledge production over the epistemic East / West divide CONTINUED- Temporality, Decoloniality and Liminality

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  • Wann 05.02.2021 von 10:00 bis 13:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)
  • Wo Zoom
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In our last session, we began to explore the boundaries between the ‘East’ and ‘West’ in the geopolitics of labour and knowledge production, highlighting their hierarchical entanglements. We were interested in how Eastern European/Global East/post-socialist places emerge as epistemic spaces, discussing how the divisions come to matter and how they inflect decolonial practice. The last session pointed out that knowledge-making in the Global East is frequently imagined as “lagging behind” and “in a dire need to catch up” with the epistemic centre. This session explores how different actors, through mobility and creativity, work to negotiate and translate this positionality into artistic, scholarly and activist work. 

In the session, we focus on how the East /West divide and it’s boundaries are mediated and reworked through time and space. The session will include two case studies about Queer post-Soviet diaspora in Germany, and artistic work engaging with Kazakh memory discourses. Through these cases, we examine how temporality gets entangled with decoloniality “on the ground” both within the Global East and through mobilities. Our aim is to understand how this may help us reframe post/decolonial knowledge production by locating it betwixt and between the perceived epistemic divides. 

For the Zoom access send a mail to: ramronda@hu-berlin.de