UNEXPECTED LESSONS #3

Decolonizing Romantik

Awakening, nostalgia and nationalism, Orientalism and the mystification of nature - How did Romantic Europe look at the world? And how does Romanticism shape Europe's self-image today? Read more

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UNEXPECTED LESSONS #2 – Decolonizing Nature

TALKING OBJECTS LAB @Goethe Morph* Iceland

The three-day performative conference UNEXPECTED LESSONS #2 will take place as part of the festival Goethe Morph* Iceland in Reykjavik on September 13th -15th, 2022. Find the program and link to the livestream below. Read more

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Imagining an Archive for Decolonial Knowledge

TALKING OBJECTS Research Lab

A digital conversation in December 2021. With Njoki Ngumi, Jim Chuchu, Neo Musangi, Malick Ndiaye, Mahret Ifeoma Kupka and Isabel Raabe Read more

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Decolonial information technology workshop

TALKING OBJECTS Research Lab

A digital conversation on the digital in December 2021. With Chao Tayiana Maina, Erik Stein, Mahret Ifeoma Kupka, and Isabel Raabe. Read more

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Decolonize Memory Performance/Artistic Intervention Talk

Interactive Temporary Monument

TALKING OBJECTS LAB is invited to create a Temporary Monument at Kottbusser Tor, Berlin – using the space of an advertising column. APRIL 26 - MAY 5, 2022. Read more

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Talk Performance/Artistic Intervention Objects (Re-Evaluation) Decolonize

PROGRAM PREVIEW 2022

Starting with an interactive temporary monument at Kottbusser Tor, in 2022, Talking Object Lab's polyphonous projects will take place in Dakar, Nairobi and in Iceland, amongst others. Read more

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Performance/Artistic Intervention Decolonize

Opowu

UNEXPECTED LESSONS — Poetry Performance »Opowu« by Stefanie-Lahya Aukongo (poet, curator, singer) Read more

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Decolonize Talk

Black (European) Studies

The panel on Black (European) Studies surveys the current state as well as the history of Black Studies in Europe and Germany, also in relation to the evolution of Black Studies in the United States. With Natasha Kelly, Peggy Piesche and Vanessa E. Thompson. Moderated by Mahret Ifeoma Kupka. Read more

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Epistemic Shift in Memory and Knowledge

Because memory is so often developed from non-written texts, these narratives are more difficult to trace because of the scarcity of traces, but deep in the ideologies, practices, and politics of those denied history is an ethereal yet very real memory that is un-stated but nonetheless dis-static.  … Read more

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Decolonize Talk

Unexpected Lessons – Welcome Remarks

„The Western archive is exhausted!“ says Felwine Sarr. What can knowledge be today, beyond European knowledge systems? New perspectives and questions are needed in order to break up colonial thought patterns and challenge Eurocentric, white views that are deeply rooted in the European understanding… Read more

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Contemporary Art Knowledge Memory Talk

Who heals here?

UNEXPECTED LESSONS –Artist talk with Elsa M'Bala, Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro and Magnus Elias Rosengarten (host) Read more

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African philosophy Archive (Archive practices) Knowledge Decolonize Memory

De-Westernization - On African Philosophy

What does the “decolonization of philosophy » mean? Is « philosophy » the real object of such a critical operation?  Read more

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Decolonize African philosophy Museum practices

Repenser l’histoire d’art

UNEXPECTED LESSONS – Panel discussion with Bénédicte Savoy (Art historian), El Hadji Malick Ndiaye (Art historian, curator) Moderation: Ibou Coulibaly Diop (Literary scholar) Read more

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Memory Knowledge Decolonize Objects (Re-Evaluation)

Coloniality and Education in Museums

“What are all of these things?” a seven-year-old in an ethnographic museum asks the facilitator on her way through the exhibition. “Did you make them all yourselves?” What can the facilitator say in response except “no”? Read more

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Knowledge Memory Talk Museum practices

Music, Knowledge and Transmission

Keynote lecture of the performative discussion event UNEXPECTED LESSONS – Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge, June 11-12 2021 at Academy of the Arts, Berlin, in Nairobi and online. Read more

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Memory Knowledge Museum practices Talk

Recreating Ecologies of Knowledge

Keynote lecture of the performative discussion event UNEXPECTED LESSONS – Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge, June 11-12, at Academy of the Arts, Berlin, Nairobi and online. Read more

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Archive (Archive practices) Knowledge Decolonize Performance/Artistic Intervention Talk

Interview with El Hadji Malick Ndiaye

Ahead of the two-day symposium UNEXPECTED LESSONS, Magnus Elias Rosengarten talked to art historian El Hadji Malick Ndiaye in Berlin. Read more

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Talk Objects (Re-Evaluation)

Interview with Felwine Sarr

Ahead of the two-day symposium UNEXPECTED LESSONS, Magnus Elias Rosengarten talked to keynote speaker Felwine Sarr in Berlin. Read more

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Objects (Re-Evaluation) Contemporary Art Museum practices Decolonize

Listening to Objects

Objects are things in transition. Read more

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Knowledge Memory Museum practices Talk

Talking Objects

July 7, 7 pm. A talk in the frame of the exhibition "La lumière qui fait la bonheur..." by Georges Adéagbo (28 March - 25 July 2021 at KINDL - Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin). Read more

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African philosophy Decolonize Memory Restitution Film

Video Talk: Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro & Magnus Elias Rosengarten

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Knowledge Memory Museum practices Talk

Unexpected Lessons

The performative discursive event »UNEXPECTED LESSONS - Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge« took place on 11th and 12th of June 2021 in parallel in Akademie der Künste Berlin, Nairobi and the digital space. Read more

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Performance/Artistic Intervention Contemporary Art Memory Knowledge

Elsa M'Bala

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Decolonize Knowledge Memory

Dekoloniale Unexpected Lessons City Walk

A Video City Walk with Israel Kaunatjike, Paulette Reed-Anderson, Mynaka Sururu Mboro and Christian Kopp along colonial traces in Berlin. A Cooperation Project with DEKOLONIALE Memory Culture in the City. Read more

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