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All events as well as further interviews, online exhibitions and essays are documented and published on the accompanying TALKING OBJECTS BLOG.

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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, body as an archive) 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 / Museums

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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